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  Woman Suffrage Association of Missouri Formed
Brief Description:  The Woman Suffrage Association of Missouri was organized in St. Louis in May of 1867. It was the first political organization formed anywhere that was dedicated solely to the cause of women´s voting rights. In May 1867, Virginia Minor, Rebecca Hazard, Lucretia Hall, Penelope Allen and Anna Clapp held a meeting at the Mercantile Library and organized the Woman Suffrage Association of Missouri. They elected Virginia Minor as president. The mission of the Association was to "secure the ballot for women upon terms of equality with men." The Association participated in promoting the cause of women´s suffrage. It affliated in 1871 with the American Woman Suffrage Association, a more conservative organization than the National Woman Suffrage Association. Both groups merged in 1890 to become the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
Year:  1867
Decade:  1860 - 1869
Beginning Date:     May. 01, 1867
Ending Date:     May. 01, 1867

Minor, Virginia

In Her Place: A Guide to St. Louis Women's History



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