Wisconsin voting and civil rights legislation, 1846-1929.
Citizenship of Wisconsin. Some History of its Progress.
In this 5-page newspaper article from 1929, Lieutenant Governor Henry Huber traces the history of civil rights in our state. He reviews the early constitutional efforts to permit African Americans and women to vote, recounts the court case of Milwaukee black leader Ezekiel Gillespie who sued the state in 1866 for the right to vote, the history of the woman's suffrage movement (including personal recollections of Olympia Brown), and the passage of the first comprehensive equal rights law in 1921.