IN HER SHOES: A History of the League of Women Voters of South Carolina, 1920-2020
by Sheila Haney
Hot off the press in summer 2020, In Her Shoes describes the creation of the League of Women Voters in South Carolina and a century of dedicated efforts by hard-working volunteers in South Carolina to make democracy work for all of us. Eight of those women are featured in brief biographies because of their contributions to this history.
The League of Women Voters of South Carolina has a long and colorful history. Born out of the women's suffrage movement, the South Carolina League was organized in 1920, the year of the ratification of the 19th Amendment that ended a 72-year struggle for women’s right to vote. The League in South Carolina went dormant in the 1930s, only to revive in the late 1940s, with a state board in place in 1951, just in time for the struggle over desegregation of the public schools. Over the years, the South Carolina League has always focused on voter education, voting rights, empowerment of women, as well as advocacy for constitutional reform, environmental protection, public education, and transparent and accountable government. A case of dedicated and sometimes colorful women leaders populate this well-researched history of an organization that has won the trust and respect of citizens and public officials as a nonpartisan watchdog for good government in the Palmetto state.
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