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Portals to the Past - Votes For Women!
Spend an hour with Constance Genevieve Howland Chalkley. We explore the challenges she faced in fighting for women's rights including the vote.

Aug 26, 2020 10:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Will Hickox
Public Engagement Coordinator @Watkins Museum of History
Will Hickox has a Ph.D. in history from the University of Kansas, but never imagined he would get to interview historical figures from past eras! As Public Engagement Coordinator at the Watkins Museum of History, Will is working with the museum’s partners at Freedom’s Frontier to cast living historians and develop compelling, thought-provoking interviews with them.
Jeanne Klein
Jeanne Klein, associate professor emerita of theatre, taught US theatre history, child drama, and child media psychology, among other courses; directed twenty-seven theatre productions for child audiences; and published over forty journal articles and book chapters during her thirty-year career at the University of Kansas. She currently serves as co-editor of The Enduring Struggle for Freedom, Vol. 2, edited by Dennis Domer, to be published by Watkins Museum of History.
Constance Genevieve Howland Chalkley
Suffragist
Genevieve Howland Chalkley (1875-1965), the niece of national suffragist Rev. Olympia Brown, graduated from KU in 1897. She began serving the Lawrence Equal Suffrage Association in 1904 and the Kansas Equal Suffrage Association in 1909 by organizing Douglas County and the Second Congressional District throughout the 1912 campaign. In March 1911, she hosted British suffragette, Sylvia Pankhurst, at her residence on Ohio Street. After Kansas women won universal suffrage in 1912, she was elected state President of the re-named Good Citizenship League in 1913 at the Jubilee Convention held in Lawrence and later served as the first President of the Douglas County League of Women Voters (Sept. 1921-Feb. 1922).