The logo for the CCCC Cook Series.

As part of Cloud County Community College’s Cook Series, and in celebration of Women’s History Month and the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th, Diane Eichoff will present “The Long Road to Women’s Suffrage in Kansas,” On Wednesday, March 4. The event will be in Cloud County Community College’s Cook Theatre at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.  

The logo for the CCCC Cook Series.

As part of Cloud County Community College’s Cook Series, and in celebration of Women’s History Month and the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th, Diane Eichoff will present “The Long Road to Women’s Suffrage in Kansas,” On Wednesday, March 4. The event will be in Cloud County Community College’s Cook Theatre at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

 

In the struggle for women’s rights, Kansas was at the forefront for decades, granting women the right to vote in 1912, some eight years before the 19th amendment was ratified by the states. Three statewide initiatives for voting rights failed, and it took more than fifty years of struggle in Kansas before suffrage was granted. Eickhoff’s presentation will explore the courageous individuals who challenged the powerful interests opposed to electoral reform and explore other “firsts” that women achieved on the road to suffrage.

 

Diane Eickhoff is an independent historian, writer, and editor of education materials. Her most recent historical biography, “Clarina Nichols: Frontier Crusader for Women’s Rights,” is published by Quindaro Press.

 

This year marks the 28th year of the Charles and Marian Cook Series at Cloud County Community College. The Cooks were travelers who wanted to bring the world to those who could not travel themselves. More than 75 events have been presented through the sponsorship of the Cook Foundation and the Division of Humanities, Social Sciences and Business at Cloud. It was always Marian Cook’s wishes that all Cook Series events be free and open to the public.

 

For more information, contact Brenton Phillips, dean of Humanities, Social Sciences and Business at Cloud, at 785.243.1435, ext. 244, or by email at bphillips@cloud.edu.