The 2020 Calendar includes LWVMO events as well as local LWV Centennial Celebration events around the state. The location is provided and contact information, if available.
Sept. 2019-August 2020: “She Got the Vote!”
Boone County History & Culture Center, 3801 Ponderosa Street.
A year-long exhibit about the fight to win the vote for women, includes the original pen that Governor Gardner used to sign Missouri’s ratification of the 19th Amendment, and a historical look at the League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County. For details on location and hours, go to: boonehistory.org.
Feb. 14: The League of Women Voters of the United States was formally organized in Chicago. As President of the American Woman’s Suffrage Association meeting in St. Louis in March 1919, Carrie Chapman Catt said, “Let us then raise up a league of women voters … to finish the fight. A year later, she said, “The League of Women Voters is not to dissolve any present organization but to unite all existing organizations of women who believe in its principles.” Women finally got the vote when the 19th Amendment was ratified in August 2020.
Feb. 15: LWV of Columbia-Boone County hosts an Equali-Tea with Frederick Douglas and Susan B. Anthony.
May 3: Former LWVUS President Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins will share information on the Colored League that was very active in St. Louis in the 1920s. She will also sign copies of her book, The Untold Story of Women of Color in the League of Women Voters. Before the public presentation, members of the Metro League’s Hundredth Anniversary Hundred Dollar Club can attend a special reception and tour the museum’s Beyond the Ballot exhibit on women’s suffrage.
May 30: LWVMO Spring Conference
Aug. 18: Centennial of women’s suffrage victory when Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment.
August 26: Women’s Suffrage Day, marking the day in 1919 that Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby certified the 19th Amendment.