Temperance and Woman Suffrage: Reform Movements and the Women that Changed America

March 31, 2015

The Temperance and Woman Suffrage movements of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries created opportunities for women to organize for social, economic, and political change. Support for the temperance movement through the largest women’s organization in the United States, the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, opened the door for women to work not only for temperance, but for issues including improved working conditions for wage-earning women, improved public education, and political equality. Taken together, these reform movements provide a fascinating study of the individuals who participated in both movements, the organizations they created, and women as the driving force for change in the United States.

Panel Discussion
March 31st, 2015 7:00pm National Archives, William G. McGowan Theater

Rosalyn Terborg-Penn, Ph. D. University Professor Emerita at Morgan State University

Lori Osborne, Archivist at the Evanston History Center and director of the Evanston Women’s History Project

Kristina Myers, Program Director at the Alice Paul Institute

Page Harrington, Executive Director of the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum

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