Tag Archives: Woman Suffrage

Ten Reasons Why Women Don’t Want the Right to Vote

With the election less than a month away, now is a good time to look back at arguments made against woman suffrage in Nebraska. The following was published by the Nebraska Association Opposed to Women Suffrage, Omaha, and is featured … Continue reading

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Carry Nation Debated Woman Suffrage in Seward

Carry A. Nation’s anti-saloon activities in Nebraska in December 1901 and early 1902 took her not only to Lincoln and Omaha but to Nebraska City and a number of smaller towns, where she was a star attraction. In Humboldt, reported … Continue reading

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Woodbey for Regent!

At the Nebraska Prohibition Party’s statewide convention, held in July 1895 in Lincoln, Anna R. Woodbey of Douglas County was nominated for the University of Nebraska Board of Regents. Regents were then elected on partisan ballots in odd-numbered years. The … Continue reading

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“Nebraska Women Are Bound To Vote”

Banner that belonged to Dr. Inez Celia Philbrick who practiced medicine in Lincoln from 1893-1937.  This banner dates from 1900-1917. The movement to enfranchise Nebraska women started as early as 1855 when suffragist Amelia Bloomer spoke before an audience in Omaha.  … Continue reading

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Harriet S. Brooks, Woman Suffragist

Women’s History Month in March is an appropriate time to remember the leaders of the fight for woman suffrage in Nebraska. Harriet S. Brooks (1828-1888) was the most senior of this state’s woman’s rights activists in the years leading up … Continue reading

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