Texas Women Fight Long and Hard For The Vote

The 50-year struggle to win the vote for the female half of Texas finally bore fruit on Mar. 25, 1918 with the signing of the Primary Election Law by Gov. William P. Hobby.

Texas women had come a long, long way from the not-so-distant past when they were banned from the ballot box along with “children, idiots, lunatics, paupers and felony convicts.”  That is the subject of the newspaper column “This Week in Texas History” for Wednesday, March 19 through Tuesday, March 25.

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