Blog Post: Why a social activist opposed woman suffrage

Grade Range: 8-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials
Date Posted: 8/12/2021

“The trouble began soon after well-known social reformer Emily Bissell had finished her remarks at the meeting of the National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage’s Washington, D.C., branch. As audience members got ready to leave that March 1912 evening, supporters of woman suffrage stationed themselves at the doorway to press pro-suffrage materials. The conflict grew heated with insults “hurled back and forth,” according to a newspaper report, until eventually the fracas between the “Pros” and “Antis” subsided.”

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