Dr. Anita Morgan, Senior Lecturer in History at IUPUI and author of the book, We Must Be Fearless: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Indiana (Indiana Historical Society Press, 2020) will present an hour-long program on the history of woman suffrage in Indiana in commemoration of the 2020 Centennial Anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment. Dr. Morgan’s presentation will explore the various ways that 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), a suit filed by Helen Gougar against the Tippecanoe County election board for refusing to allow her to vote. Gougar, one of the first female lawyers in Tippecanoe County, appeared in court on her own behalf. The case was ultimately decided by the Indiana Supreme Court. Dr. Morgan will also discuss the 1907 campaign to enact county option suffrage laws in Indiana. The presentation will shed light on the diversity of efforts employed by women to achieve the right to vote during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries.
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Date: Friday, October 9, 2020
Time: 3:00 pm ET
Credit hours: 1.0 CLE
Cost: $50 (registration is required)
Registration Deadline – Friday, October 2, 2020
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Registration fee includes access to the CLE events on Sept. 11, Oct. 9 and Nov. 20 and a one-year membership to the Court’s Historical Society
Location: Virtual – A link to join the event will be shared with those who have registered.
Provider: Court Historical Society of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana