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.

Related Topics: Territory to Statehood
The Progressive Era
The State Constitutions of 1846 and 1848
The Woman's Suffrage Movement
Progressivism and the Wisconsin Idea
Desegregation and Civil Rights
Creator: Huber, Henry A., 1867-1933
Pub Data: Racine Times-Call, June 18, 1929.
Citation: Huber, Henry A. "Citizenship of Wisconsin. Some History of its Progress." Racine Times-Call, June 18, 1929. Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=986; Visited on: 9/25/2022