- Turning Points in Wisconsin History
- Citizenship of Wisconsin
- Huber, Henry A., 1867-1933
- Racine Times-Call, June 18, 1929.
- Date of Original:
African Americans--Civil rights--Wisconsin--History
- United States, Wisconsin, Racine County, 42.72987, -87.81235
United States, Wisconsin, Racine County, Racine, 42.72613, -87.78285
- 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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- 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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- Wisconsin Historical Society