Women's Suffrage

Idaho State Historical Society

 

If you’re ready to visit public places in person again, the Idaho Historical Society has a new exhibit opening Saturday, celebrating the “Trailblazing Women of Idaho.” The exhibition illustrates the stories of more than 100 Idaho women — including 20 living trailblazers.

Boise City Arts & History Department

This year we celebrated the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. And while this was a great accomplishment for the movement and gave so many more Americans the right to vote, we also know that the constitutional amendment only applied to white women, leaving out countless other groups including Black women, Indigenous people and other marginalized groups.

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Boise State History professor Bob Reinhardt saw a problem in his department. His students were learning valuable skills about how to collect and share histories, but had limited opportunities to use those skills out in the world until they graduated.  

Idaho native Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, professor, author, and historian addressed the City Club of Boise for  the 3rd Annual Marilyn Shuler Human Rights Forum.


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Today marks the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote in the United States. But that right came much earlier in the Mountain West. 


Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

 


This Wednesday, the Gem State is celebrating “Idaho Day,” a nod to the day when President Abraham Lincoln created what was then the Idaho Territory.

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This year marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage here in Idaho. This gave women the right to vote, but not all women. 

DARIN OSWALD / Idaho Statesman

The third annual Women's March falls on the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage. This year, the event will be a gathering at the Idaho State Capitol on Saturday from 9-10:30 a.m. Idaho Matters checks in with event coordinator Keri Steneck about this year's Boise event.