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100 years ago: KU students organize to support Bull Moose Party

October 13, 2012


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Oct. 13, 1912:

"The supporters of the Bull Moose movement who are students at the University met yesterday and formed an organization to push the interests of their party in the coming campaign. The meeting was held at the Phi Delt house and there were about thirty in attendance. On account of the prominence of the equal suffrage plank in the Progressive party's platform it was decided to admit the women of the University to membership in the new club. The name of the new organization is Equal Suffrage Organization of Bull Moosers of the University of Kansas.... William Allen White was elected an honorary charter member and will address the club soon."

"Plina Strode, Rosie Moore, George Peters, John McIntyre and George Brannon were in police court this morning charged with being drunk. They were all assessed the regulation $6.50 with the exception of McIntyre, who was given an $8.50 dose.... A Mexican with a suit case filled with half pints was arrested by the officers last night as he was leaving a train from Kansas City. He is accused of violating the prohibitory law. He gave the name of Felix Martinez."

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League of Women Voters Lawrence/Douglas County 5 years, 3 months ago

Hi Sarah:

Loved the story on the Bull Moose movement! Are you aware that Nov 5th is the 100th anniversary of the state constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote in Kansas? EIGHT YEARS BEFORE THE 19th amendment to the national constitution! Please contact me at league at sunflower dot com ... I'd like to talk to you about this history and how it was covered locally. Thanks!

Melinda Henderson, President LWV of Lawrence/Douglas County

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