Subject of the Month: 2020

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Women's History Month: Valiant Women of the Vote

"Illustration shows a torch-bearing female labeled "Votes for Women", symbolizing the awakening of the nation's women to the desire for suffrage, striding across the western states, where women already had the right to vote, toward the east where women are reaching out to her."


Selectors: Chelewa Gant and Jan Bissett

"I declare to you that woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself, and there I take my stand."

-Susan B. Anthony

We wanted to acknowledge and celebrate the centennial of the constitutional right to vote for women in the United States.  In this presidential election year, it’s vital that you exercise that right.

Living on campus?  There’s a new precinct in town!  Precinct 149 is located in the Damon J Keith Center at Wayne Law.

Women's Suffrage in Michigan



Qualifications; absentees; sex.

Sec. 1.   ...And provided further, That there shall be no denial of the elective franchise at any election on account of sex: ...

Source: Michigan Constitution, Article III, Sec. 1, (1908, amended)

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Through its publishing program, the Press disseminates research, advances education, and serves the local community while expanding the international reputation of the Press and the University.

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