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TWA – America’s Forgotten Suffragists: Virginia and Francis Minor
March 28, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Speaker: Nicole Evelina, USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction, non-fiction and women’s fiction. (TWA host: Sue Williams)
The Minors were key early leaders in Missouri in the quest for female suffrage. Virginia founded the Woman Suffrage Association of Missouri, first of its kind in the country, in 1867. They tested their theory that the gender-neutral language of the 14th Amendment inadvertently gave women the right to vote. Although not widely known and ultimately overruled by the Supreme Court, their case helped shape the current definition of state and national citizenship and associated rights. Nicole Evelina will share what she has learned while researching the first-ever biography of the Minors: the impact of their case today, their role in the suffrage movement and lesser-known aspects of their lives.