Melissa Gentry will make a presentation titled “From Seneca Falls to Seymour and South Bend: Mapping Indiana’s Suffrage History,” which asks the question, “What can we learn by mapping Indiana’s women’s suffrage movement and its leaders?” Her program, based on “story maps,” reveals that Indiana—and Hoosier suffragists in particular—were ideologically, economically, racially and socially diverse. Melissa’s multimedia story maps depict some of the people and places connected to the history of women’s suffrage. Melissa Gentry is the map collection supervisor at the Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection, where she provides instruction programs and curates special exhibits at Ball State University and the Muncie community.
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This program received funding from an Indiana Humanities Action Grant.