SCOUTING YESTERDAY: Post-suffrage League of Women Voters organizes to 'finish the fight'
This week in South Dakota history: July 12-18
A public session of the League of Women Voters was held in Deadwood, July 16, 1923, according to The Daily Deadwood Pioneer-Times. President Estelle Hayes said the purpose and objectives of the league and encourages every Deadwood woman to join the newly-formed, post-suffrage organization.
The League of Women Voters was proposed by National American Woman Suffrage Association president Carrie Chapman Catt six months before women gained the right to vote with the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution. The idea was to create a group that would “finish the fight and aid in the reconstruction of the nation.”
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