Women's School for Citizenship Commemorative Plaque Unveiling

Monday, November 8, 2021
12:00 PM
Murkland Hall Courtyard
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In 1919, UNH (then called New Hampshire College) convened a 4-day women’s School for Citizenship during the runup to the 19th Amendment’s ratification, extending the vote to women. Over 200 women participated in the school, which taught attendees about the rights and responsibilities of voters. The first of its kind in the U.S., the school became a model adopted by state and private colleges across the nation.

The University of New Hampshire will be erecting a plaque in Murkland Courtyard to commemorate the school as well as UNH’s and New Hampshire’s role in spearheading this important piece of suffrage history.

Join UNH and the College of Liberal Arts for this ceremony that will include remarks from COLA’s Dean Michele Dillon, UNH Humanities Professor Nicole Ruane and a representative of the New Hampshire Women’s Foundation.

Learn more about the school in The College Letter story and at this UNH website dedicated to the history of the school.

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