SUFFRAGE AND THE FIGHT FOR THE RIGHT TO VOTE – In 2020 the KI History Museum explored the earliest days of Women’s Suffrage on the Island. In 1867 debates raged on whether women should have the right to vote. The arguments all appeared in the Islander, our Island newspaper. Obviously not everyone on the Island supported the movement and this lead to some rather interesting arguments.
Debates often ranged from the intellectual to the absurd. The articles, both for and against, were persuasive, compelling, eloquent and often humorous and they all showed a great deal of thought.
Emeline Kelley Huntington predicted that things would change, but it would take 53 years for women to achieve their goal.