There is a perfect centennial event in Oklahoma to celebrate on Election Day eve…
Today in 1918, Oklahoma was the 21st state to grant universal suffrage to its female citizens. This happened two years before the 19th amendment of the US constitution was ratified.
“I think there was a ground swell across the nation and we felt it and we stepped right up. I also think if you know your Oklahoma history it wasn’t really all that popular of an idea; it was one of those cases where women made up their mind that they wanted- a group of women made up their mind that they wanted the right to vote and they pushed for it and they worked hard for it,” says Doris Kupfer, Sandy Bahan
The League of Women Voters will hold a 100-year commemoration event at the Oklahoma History Center on Thursday,