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Date: Thu 06/03/21 12:00AM - Sat 08/07/21 12:00AM

Kansas was a progressive leader within the national women’s suffrage movement. In 1886, the Kansas legislature passed a bill granting women the right to vote in municipal elections. The following year, The Municipal Suffrage Law was signed by the Governor. Also in 1887, Susanna M. Salter (1860 - 1961) became the first woman mayor in the United States. By the end of the century, Kansas had more women officeholders than any other state. In 1912, Kansas recognized the right of women to vote in national elections. Because of its leading role in promoting women’s suffrage, the state’s flower, the Wild Sunflower, was co-opted and incorporated into the imagery and material culture associated with the national women’s suffrage movement.

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Washburn University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Michelle Godinet, Title IX Equal Opportunity Director, Washburn University, 1700 SW College Ave, Topeka, Kansas 66621, 785.670.1509, eodirector@washburn.edu.

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