Parkersburg News and Sentinel – The story of women’s suffrage in West Virginia will be the topic of a presentation from 6-7 p.m. Nov. 28 at the South Parkersburg Branch of the Parkersburg-Wood County Public Library.
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Renate Pore, who has a doctorate in history and is the treasurer of the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, will discuss the wild and rowdy route that West Virginia took to gain suffrage which turned the tide of public opinion across the United States and resulted in the passage of the 19th Amendment.
Her research into the West Virginia Legislative Journals in the late 19th and early 20th century was eventually adapted for the stage as a play, “Failure is Impossible: West Virginia’s Struggle for Women’s Suffrage.”
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