Women’s Suffrage Event Spotlights Dubuque Native Anna Lawther

Kristin Anderson-Bricker, Professor of History, will present an online historical perspective on women earning the right to vote entitled “Anna B. Lawther and Dubuque’s Connection to the Fight for Women’s Suffrage” on Tuesday, March 23 at 7 p.m. on Zoom.

Anna B. Lawther

To celebrate the centennial of the passage of the nineteenth amendment on August 26, 1920, Dr. Anderson-Bricker will talk about the failed 1916 fight for woman’s suffrage in Iowa and how that failure re-directed the suffragist battle from a state-by-state campaign to the winning strategy of a national amendment.

Anna B. Lawther was a pioneer in Women’s rights, woman suffrage, higher education, and community participation. Born in and educated in Dubuque, Iowa, she studied and worked at Bryn Mawr College before returning to her hometown in 1912 and becoming deeply involved in the suffrage struggle and, as president of the Iowa Equal Suffrage Association, worked to secure Women’s right to vote.

The Loras College Center for Dubuque History and the Loras College Library are sponsoring the event.

You can register for the Zoom link at: https://loras.libcal.com/calendar/events/votes