Join Melissa Gentry, Map Collection Supervisor at the Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection, to explore what we can learn by mapping Indiana's women's suffrage movement and its leaders. On close inspection, story maps reveal that Indiana—and Hoosier suffragists in particular—were ideologically, economically, racially, and socially diverse. Melissa’s multimedia story maps depict some of the people and places connected to the history of women’s suffrage, complete with ups, downs, sometimes dramatic and “less than ladylike,” but always colorful individuals and events. She will introduce us to national and Hoosier women suffragists like Ida Husted Harper, Madam CJ Walker, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, and Lucretia Mott while highlighting Hoosier cities connected to the local and national suffrage movements.
This program is presented in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Hamilton County.
This program will be held online using Zoom. Zoom event information will be emailed to registrants the day of the event.