Monthly Archives: February 2021

In 1868, Black suffrage was on the ballot

Ulysses S. Grant’s narrow victory in 1868 encouraged members of the Republican Party to reconsider their position. On one hand, many contemporaries believed that the party’s support for Black men’s voting rights—tepid though it was—had cost it votes. At the … Continue reading

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The LWVWY Is Reanimating Its Legislative Committee

Members follow bills in the Wyoming Legislature  that address LWV positions and correspond  with or testify before committees or legislators on those issues. The group meets at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays by Zoom if you’d like to join us.   Email … Continue reading

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Today in History:Esther Hobart Morris appointed as Justice of the Peace

Morris was born in New York in 1814. According to Architect of the Capitol, she was active in the anti-slavery movement. She was a seamstress, milliner, and businesswoman. Morris married twice and had three children, Archy Slack and twins, Robert … Continue reading

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