Southern District Court to discuss suffrage at history symposium 

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The struggle for women’s suffrage in Indiana will take center stage at the 13th annual Court History and Continuing Legal Education Symposium next month in the second presentation of a three-part symposium hosted by the Historical Society of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

The event, sponsored by the Southern District Court and titled “Reflections on the Struggle for Woman Suffrage,” will take place virtually at 3 p.m. on Oct. 9. Dr. Anita Morgan, senior lecturer in history at IUPUI and author of the book, “We Must Be Fearless: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Indiana,” will present a one-hour program on the history of women’s suffrage in Indiana in commemoration of the 2020 centennial of ratification of the 19th Amendment.

Morgan’s presentation will explore the various ways Hoosier women attempted to work within the law to achieve the right to vote. Her presentation will give special focus to Gougar v. Timberlake (1897).

The presentation will also discuss the 1907 campaign to enact county-option suffrage laws in Indiana. Morgan will shed light on the diversity of efforts employed by women to achieve the right to vote during the late 1800s and early 1900s.

One hour of CLE credit has been approved for the session and registration is required. Reservations are requested by Friday, Oct. 2 at [email protected].

Registration is complimentary for members of the Historical Society. Nonmembers must pay a $50 registration fee, which includes access to all three CLEs and a one-year membership to the Historical Society. Teachers may attend any of the programs at no cost.

The fee may be paid by check or money order and should be mailed to C. Daniel Motsinger, Krieg DeVault LLP, One Indiana Square, Suite 2800, Indianapolis, IN 46204. For more information, contact Mary Giorgio at [email protected] or 317-229-3711.

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