LWVTX Celebrates 100 Years Strong!

LWVTX Celebrates 100 Years Strong!

100 years strong LWV Texas with flag
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 12:00pm
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Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 12:00 pm, St Anthony Hotel, San Antonio

For assistance please call the LWV Texas office at 512-472-1100 or email info@lwvtexas.org

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!

Book your group rate hotel room at the St. Anthony Hotel for League of Women Voters 100 Year Celebration by Sep 26, 2019

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

 Honor these women who fought for voting rights with a sponsorship: 

Minnie Fisher Cunningham  Christia Adair  Oveta Culp Hobby 
Eva Carillo de Garcia    Barbara Jordan

Patricia (Trish) Cunningham Nicholson, the great grandniece of Minnie Fisher Cunningham will speak on the "Power of Women" with regard to  "Minnie 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,  "Minie 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 

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

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

 

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

Officers of the Dallas Equal Suffrage League 1918

 

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

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

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