Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the League of Women Voters of Texas on October 19, 2019

100th anniversary

Location

St. Anthony Hotel
300 East Travis Street
San Antonio Texas 78205
Texas US
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 11:00am
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Save the date! 

Join the League of Women Voters of Texas as we celebrate our 100th year anniversary at the St Anthony Hotel, in San Antonio.  The very same hotel where the first meeting of the League of Women Voters took place!

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The power of women to create a more perfect democracy is as undeniable now as it was 100 years ago.

Patricia (Trish) Cunningham Nicholsonthe great grandniece of Minnie Fisher Cunningham will speak on the "Power of Women" with regard to  "Minni Fish's" efforts to help Texas women win the right to vote, which directly lead to the formation of the League of Women Voters.  In 1928,  "Mini Fish" was the first Texas woman to run for the United States Senate.

Dr. Jessica Brannon-Wranosky, Ph.D.  She is a well-recognized suffrage historian in Texas and in the U.S. will continue with "the Power of Women" in Texas history and their heroic ongoing struggle to achieve full voting rights for all women in Texas. She is the Distinguished Professor of Digital Humanities and History in the Department of History at Texas A&M University-Commerce. She received her Ph.D. in history from the University of North Texas. Dr. Brannon-Wranosky specializes in women, gender and sexuality history and digital humanities applications. She is currently serving as the Project Director for the Handbook of Texas Women and is developing the Texas Women Suffrage ebook.  Both are public education projects of the Texas State Historical Association. learn more

 

Vintage Postcard of the St. Anthony Hotel in San Antonio

This image is in the public domain and may be used freely. "Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries."

 

 

 

Vintage photo of the grand lobby and peacock alley of the st. anthony hotel

Grand Lobby and Peacock Alley of the St. Anthony Hotel. "Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries."

 

 


By Minnie Fisher Cunningham, Texas Woman Suffrage Association - U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Public Domain,

 

 

Officers of the Dallas Equal Suffrage League were first to enroll or the primaries 1918

Officers of the Dallas Equal Suffrage League were first to enroll for the Primaries 1918