Courage in Corsets: Winning the Vote in Washington State

This new KSPS documentary profiles the inspiring women who won the right to vote for All women in the state of Washington.

In November of 1910, the voters of Washington State — all men at the time — voted overwhelmingly to give women the right to vote. The results of this election resonated across the country, rekindling the fire of earlier suffrage efforts and paving the way for other states to follow.

For the next decade, this “awakening” took hold, state by state, until the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. After a 70-year struggle, American women finally had a voice in their governance.

Courage in Corsets: Winning the Vote in Washington State is the story of the women whose personal courage, political savvy and sheer tenacity won the vote for all women in Washington. It is the story of women of all races, creeds and economic status who banded together to improve the quality of life for themselves and their communities; to convince men of the benefits of women's voting rights; and to breathe new life into the national campaign. Their stories profoundly affect every woman in America to this day.
 

Courage in Corsets: Winning the Vote in Washington State was

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