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Brown, J. The history of equal suffrage in Colorado, Denver, Colo. Joseph G. Date: Multiplying benefits and blessings have followed the triumph of Equal Suffrage in Colorado. The campaign of was a most notable one in the universal contest for equal rights for women. The victory was complete, and in its brilliant train of happy are the substantial trophies of conquest which stand as a pledge for the final redemption of society. Image 6 of National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection copy Equal suffrage in Colorado, 4 included eight American women noted for their intelligence and refinement and more particularly for their courageous work for universal freedom, especially in behalf of the Southern slaves.
At the very beginning of convention proceedings these ladies were confronted by a resolution declaring Richards of Denver, endeavored to secure consideration of a measure introducing the question in Stanton or Miss Anthony. De France, Lea and Shepard.
By invitation, Willard Teller addressed the legislature in behalf of the women, and among those conspicuously active in the cause were D. Richards and Governor McCook and his wife. From that time until the victory was gained, twenty-three years later, Mr. Richards continued to be one of the earnest advocates of woman's rights Image 10 of National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection copy Equal suffrage in Colorado, 8 and was the occasion of a great revival of interest in the woman's movement. Margaret W. Campbell of Massachusetts, and Rev. Wilkes of Colorado Springs, were the principal speakers on the part of the women, and the men who spoke were D.
Richards and Rev. Wright, nephew of Dr. Harriot K. Hunt of Boston. Letters of sympathy and encouragement Image 11 of National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection copy Equal suffrage in Colorado, 9 was received courteously by the convention and listened to with respeceful attention, but with a non-committal silence.
The proposed amendment admitting equal suffrage was lost by a vote of 24 to 8. Article Wilber, B. Crary, Miss Annie Figg, H. Logan, J. E, F. Ellis, C. Roby, Judge Jones, General R. Cameron, B. Eaton, Agapita Vigil, W. Felton, S. Charles, J. The proposition Buckingham, Chairman; Hon.
John Evans, Judge C. Miller, Benjamin D. Spencer, A. Williams, Captain Richard Sopris, E. Marlow, Col. Bright, John G. Lilly, John S. McCool, J. Nesmith, Henry O. Wagoner and Dr. October 1,a mass meeting was held at Lawrence Street Methodist Image 15 of National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection copy Equal suffrage in Colorado, 13 exult in political freedom; no matter how alluringly individual careers may open before them nor how accessible the tempting prizes of human ambition may become.
At last election day came and their measure was defeated by a vote of 10, for and 20, I think this was on the occasion of the first submission of the Image 17 of National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection copy Equal suffrage in Colorado, 15 as President, and began work with a largely increased membership. The original organizers consisting of seven men and seventeen women, whose names appear in the appendix, were among the foremost workers for equal suffrage in El Paso County. In a bill in behalf of municipal suffrage for women was lost in the Legislature.
In a petition The first meeting was held at Miss Hindman's rooms at the Richelieu Hotel. These were Miss Georgiana Stansbury and her mother, Mrs. Emily Meredith, became members of the association and were among the foremost workers.
Ella C. Adams was also a prominent worker. The first candidate endorsed by the association was Mrs. At the session of Image 21 of National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection copy Equal suffrage in Colorado, 19 laid within their society organization, which was so powerful a factor in the splendid conduct of the campaign.
Auxiliary societies were organized all over the state, and were in constant communication with the state association. Image 22 of National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection copy Equal suffrage in Colorado, 20 and as far as they knew, few powerful friends among the men.
In view of these disadvantages, they appealed to the National American Woman's Suffrage Association for assistance. It was known to the home association that Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone and other noted champions of woman suffrage would be in attendance upon the Woman's Congress at Chicago in Minnie C. Love, who had given her time gratuitously, and opened communication with suffragists all over the state. Until the removal to the Opera House was necessitated by the increasing s in attendance, the association held its meetings at Dr.
Love's residence for a of months. In the early fall, the City League of Late in the fall Mrs. Laura Ormiston Chant of London, added her aid also to the good cause by giving two lectures in Denver on suffrage which drew crowded and representative audiences. Fortunately for the success of the new measure the liquor element of the state did not until nearly the time of election, awaken to the fact that Image 25 of National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection copy Equal suffrage in Colorado, 23 government in very truth a government of the people, for the people and by the people.
For the work of the last day in Denver, which stood for the order of things in other towns, the city had been districted by the Suffrage Association. Headquarters were kept open all day and the officers of the association directed the disposition of the working forces per 25 50 Download PDF all s Text all s. This book details the history of that struggle. It includes a discussion of the growth of Colorado women's clubs as an important factor in the campaign.
It also provides lists of suffrage workers and of women who have been elected and appointed to positions in Colorado government in the late nineteenth century. Contributor Names Brown, J. Medium 59 p. C6 B7 JK N sec. VII, no. More about Copyright and other Restrictions For guidance about compiling full citations consult Citing Primary Sources. Cite This Item Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.
Chicago citation style: Brown, J. APA citation style: Brown, J. MLA citation style: Brown, J. Selected articles on woman suffrage Woman suffrage This handbook contains a good debating outline and a bibliography to help students locate more materials on suffrage.
Contributor: Phelps, Edith M. Consistent democracy : the elective franchise for women These are very brief paragraph-length statements of support for woman suffrage. May, Theodore Anthony at the suggestion of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. It was an organization composed of national organizations Meeting Date: Contributor: Bower, Emma E.
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