Radio Made in Michigan
1:13 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Michigan played early part in women’s suffrage

Emily Fijol of the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame says Michigan has a rich history of working for women's suffrage.
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Michigan women received the right to vote on this day—Nov. 5, 1918— 95-years ago. Michigan was one of the earlier states to approve women’s suffrage.

Emily Fijol, assistant director of the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame, says women in Michigan began to organize for the right to vote in the 1870's, and they finally won that right in 1918.

 

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