200 Alabama Bicentennial

Celebrating Alabama’s 200th birthday2017 2018 2019

  • “Votes for Women!”

    Flyer from the Alabama Equal Suffrage Association, relating women's suffrage to the fight for independence during the American Revolution.

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  • Letter from Charles P. Carpenter in Florala, AL to Governor Thomas Kilby in Montgomery, AL

    In the letter Carpenter suggests that an amendment should be added to the state constitution to create "character qualifycations" for the new women voters; he warns that "[l]ow character women are for sale and will be just as easy controlled by bad polititioners in elections as negroes were in their days of voting."

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  • “Get Out the Vote!”

    Flyer from the Alabama League of Women Voters, encouraging citizens to vote on November 4, 1924. It explains who is eligible to vote and gives reasons for participating in the election. Also included are statistics for each county, giving the numbers of actual voters in the 1920 presidential election and the number of potential voters in 1924.

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  • “Reply to the Anomymous [sic] ‘Protest Against Woman’s Suffrage in Alabama’”

    Leaflet from the Alabama Equal Suffrage Association refuting claims made in a protest against the proposed "Woman Suffrage Bill" which would have allowed the voters to decide whether or not to enfranchise women in the state. The association argues that the suffragists' appeal to the state legislature proves that they are not trying to "break down State sovereignty, and centralize the power at Washington."

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  • “Opposing Woman Suffrage”

    Anonymous flier listing domestic, political, commercial, and moral reasons to oppose women's suffrage. The underlying message is the same throughout the thirteen points: "The contentment of the men is necessary to the welfare of the country" but suffrage puts women in competition with men (which is "deleterious to the best interest of both men and women").

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  • Women working at the state headquarters of the Alabama Equal Suffrage Association in downtown Birmingham, AL during the “Birmingham Ratification Campaign”

    Left to right: Mrs. A. J. Bowron, Mrs. C. B. Spencer (back), Mrs. H. E. Pearce, Mrs. Solon Jacobs (standing), Mrs. McMahon (back), Mrs. T. D. Strock, Mrs. J. R. Hornady, Mrs. W. D. Nesbitt, and Mrs. C. M. Spencer.

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  • Pattie Ruffner Jacobs, President of the Alabama Equal Suffrage Association

    From the rotogravure section of the Birmingham Age-Herald, Sunday, October 10, 1915. Pattie Ruffner Jacobs founded the Birmingham Equal Suffrage Association in 1910 and the Alabama Equal Suffrage Association in 1911.

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