Marsha Miller’s presentation, titled “From Amanda to Zerelda: Hoosier Suffragists Who Raised A Ruckus,” explores the chronological history of women’s suffrage in Indiana through historical costume and a suffragist song (or two!). Marsha introduces Hoosier women who helped shape the movement, including Amanda Way (“mother of Indiana suffrage”), Helen Gougar (feisty publisher and lawyer based in Lafayette), Zerelda Wallace (one of the founders of Indiana’s Equal Suffrage Society) and women who moved into the national suffragist sphere, including May Wright Sewall (educator and civic organizer) and Ida Husted Harper (journalist and close friend/biographer of Susan B. Anthony). As a librarian, Marsha Miller has taught more than 4,800 information literacy sessions at Indiana State University and coordinates library social media. She works closely with Indiana State University’s Gender Studies Program and is a board member for the League of Women Voters of Vigo County. She will bring a variety of historical pictures and other items of interest and even books for children.
For more information, contact Chautauqua Wawasee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 574.377.7543.
This program received funding from an Indiana Humanities Action Grant.