Monthly Archives: April 2020

1918 Pandemic Sweeps Wyoming

UW historian Phil Roberts puts the current crisis in historical context with an examination of the 1918 Spanish influenza outbreak in Wyoming. Over 15 months, the epidemic claimed 780 Wyoming lives, closed schools and shut down events statewide. “There has … Continue reading

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A pandemic nearly derailed the women’s suffrage movement

Suffragists’ election campaigns were immediately compromised. Organizers had to postpone a train tour of previously arrested suffrage protestors, which … (another intriguing article by Ellen Dubois … the 1918 flu might have defeated the suffrage bill of 1918). https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/2020/04/pandemic-nearly-derailed-womens-suffrage-movement/

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Jo Ann Gibson Robinson

The Thread weekly podcast showcases Jo Ann Gibson Robinson, an unheralded woman’s actions 4 days after the Brown vs Brown ruling. https://www.ozy.com/true-and-stories/the-unheralded-women-behind-the-montgomery-bus-boycott/88995/?utm_term=OZY&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DailyDose%20%282020-04-15%2016:20:48%29&utm_content=Final

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The Fremont County League has been recognized by LWVUS!

Congratulations!  Fremont County’s league is the third largest in the state after Laramie and Cheyenne.

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