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

About Loras College
Founded in 1839, Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. In 2020, Loras was ranked the 16th Best Regional College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and one of America’s Top 200 Most Loved Colleges/Universities by Forbes Magazine for the fourth consecutive year. Loras students ranked No. 2 in the world as part of the global Peeptrade Investment Challenge while a second group ranked No. 4. For the 12th consecutive year, Loras Media Studies student-led television station (LCTV) was named the TV Station of the Year by the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA).