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UNI to host reenactment of women's suffrage march

March 4, 2013
Contact: 

Catherine MacGillivray, interim director and associate professor, Women's and Gender Studies Program, 319-273-7102, catherine.macgillivray@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu

 

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- In honor of Women's History Month, the University of Northern Iowa will host a reenactment of the 1913 women's suffrage march at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 6, starting at the fountain in front of Maucker Union.

The 1913 march took place the day prior to the inauguration of President Woodrow Wilson to protest women's exclusion from voting and the American political process. The march was critical in the strategy to win the ratification of the nineteenth amendment in 1920, which prohibits any citizen from being denied the right to vote based on sex.

The event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Catherine MacGillivray, interim director and associate professor in the Women's and Gender Studies Program, at 319-273-7102 or catherine.macgillivray@uni.edu.