OLLI Program | The Near Prospect of the Enfranchisement: The 1890 South Dakota Vote on Woman Suffrage and Indian Suffrage

with Molly P. Rozum, editor of "Equality at the Ballot Box"

  • When Nov 06, 2019 from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM
  • Where Community College for Sioux Falls, Avera Hall, 4801 N Career Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57107
  • Contact Phone (605) 274-9528
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The original South Dakota Constitution required the state’s men to vote on striking the word “male” from the constitution. The state’s first legislature also offered voters a referendum that proposed to add language to the constitution to restrict American Indian voting. Both measures failed. Suffragists, such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, were incredulous! Discussion about the results of these two votes reveals much about race relations in South Dakota during this time.