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"Women's Hour" for equality still arriving

Women finally winning the vote with the passage of the 19th Amendment in August 1920 increased the franchise, the voting population, by 50%. That 72 year fight is perhaps the single most significant social advance toward a fuller democracy in our nation’s history.

Elaine Weiss, author of “The Women’s Hour” a 2017 telling of the history of women earning the vote, recounted highlights to an appreciative audience at Western Washington University’s Performing Arts Center last Thursday.

She criticized textbooks that summarize the three-generation long movement in one inaccurate sentence: “In 1848 w...


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