Torchbearers of Dayton Part 5

Thanks for joining us for our fifth installment of my photo exhibit celebrating women’s history in Dayton! Today’s blog is at the very heart of our focus on women’s empowerment - suffrage. We are closely approaching the centennial anniversary of suffrage in the United States, and Dayton women played a role in that. As was the case throughout the nation, once suffrage passed, women wanted to provide education to those who had newly acquired voting rights. The issues and who was on the ballot were of concern to women who had never participated before. The images below will give you a small glimpse into the role women in Dayton played after suffrage passed and was enacted.

If you like what we’ve been sharing and want to know more, I encourage you to check out our full website! We have other publications you can browse, and you can learn more about what we do: putting local history into the hands of children in our area. We’ve already put more than 560,000 books into children’s hands and classrooms, but we don’t want to stop there. Please, won’t you support us and be a part of our mission?

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