Category: Social Movements & Services, Civic & political activity, Suffrage
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Suffrage lecture announcement, Belfast, ca. 1915
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1916 Location: Belfast Media: Ink on paper
Men's Equal Suffrage League of Maine brochure, ca. 1917
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1917 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1918 Media: Ink on paper
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The National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs (NFBPWC) held their seventh annual convention in Portland during July 12 to July 18, 1925. Over 2,000 working women from around the country visited the city.
While numerous Mainers worked for and against woman suffrage in the state in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, some also worked on the national level, seeking a federal amendment to allow women the right to vote
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Primary Sources: Maine Women's Causes and Influence before 1920
Grade Level: 6-8
Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will give students the opportunity to read and analyze letters, literature, and other primary documents and articles of material culture from the MHS collections relating to the women of Maine between the end of the Revolutionary War through the national vote for women’s suffrage in 1920. Students will discuss issues including war relief (Civil War and World War I), suffrage, abolition, and temperance, and how the women of Maine mobilized for or in some cases helped to lead these movements.