Ramsey County Historical Society Presents History Revealed
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March 18: Redefining Citizenship: The Fight for the Right to Vote in Minnesota and the Midwest
Examining how women won the right to vote in Minnesota and the Midwest reveals how Midwesterners changed their conceptions of citizenship in the early twentieth century. Join Professor Sara Egge for a look at the complex interactions of World War I politics and the women’s suffrage movement.
Sara Egge is the Claude D. Pottinger Professor of History at Centre College in Kentucky. She received her PhD from Iowa State University. She is the author of the award-winning book Woman Suffrage and Citizenship in the Midwest, 1870-1920.
April 15: Clara Anderson: A Woman’s Fight to Save Her Job
“Bartenders Wanted: Women Need Not Apply.” In the early 1940s, Clara Anderson worked as a bartender at a local hotel until the Saint Paul City Council enacted an ordinance barring women from working behind the bar once men returned from World War II. Rather than lose her job to a man, Anderson went to court. Learn more about her fight against discrimination as Judge John Guthmann brings a little-known chapter of area history to light.
Guthmann is on the Ramsey County Historical Society Board of Directors and also a member of Minnesota District Judges Foundation Board of Directors.
This is an online class offered remotely using Zoom communication software. After registration, participants will receive an email from the library approximately three days prior to class with additional instructions including a link (or URL) that will be used as an invitation to enter the online class. If registering within 72 hours of class start time, expect to receive an email with the instructions and link the morning of the event.