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Citizenship of Wisconsin

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Creator:Huber, Henry A., 1867-1933
Title:Citizenship of Wisconsin
Date:1929 June 18

In this 5-page newspaper article from 1929, Lieutenant Governor Henry Huber traces the history of civil rights in our state. He reviews the early constitutional efforts to permit African Americans and women to vote, recounts the court case of Milwaukee black leader Ezekiel Gillespie who sued the state in 1866 for the right to vote, the history of the woman's suffrage movement (including personal recollections of Olympia Brown), and the passage of the first comprehensive equal rights law in 1921.

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Subjects:Citizenship--Wisconsin--History | Civil rights--Wisconsin--History | African Americans--Civil rights--Wisconsin--History | United States, Wisconsin, Racine | United States, Wisconsin, Racine County
Collection:Turning Points in Wisconsin History
Institution:Wisconsin Historical Society
Contributors:Wisconsin Historical Society
Original Material:

Racine Times-Call, June 18, 1929.

Rights and Usage:

Huber, Henry A. "Citizenship of Wisconsin. Some History of its Progress." Racine Times-Call, June 18, 1929. Online facsimile at: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=986

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Forms part of the Turning points collection (Wisconsin Historical Society)

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