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Women’s suffrage movement in Arkansas

Women's Rally in 1917

The push for the right to vote began in Arkansas after the Civil War, but the movement did not end until 1920, when the 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution passed.

Miles Ledford Langley was the first to introduce a law for women’s suffrage in 1868. Soon after, the Arkansas Gazette newspaper started reporting on women’s rights.

Suffragettes, including Lizzie Dorman Flyer, Clara McDiarmid and Adolphine Fletcher Terry organized rallies, wrote to officials, spoke to the press and more to continue the fight over the course of 52 years. Read more on the movement from the Encyclopedia of Arkansas.

– Maeghen Carter, Ghidotti Communications

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