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Suffrage In Sixty Seconds: Suffrage And The Woman’s Chronicle

Founded in 1888 as a Temperance newspaper, the Woman’s Chronicle soon became the primary voice of the women’s suffrage movement in Arkansas, and in 1889 began including a section dedicated to “Suffrage News.”

The Chronicle avowed that the “column was open for the discussion of suffrage, pro and con.” This new section of the paper ran announcements for Equal Suffrage Association meetings in Little Rock, as well as news on the suffrage movement across the country and around the world.

Momentum continued to grow. The entire front page of the April 12, 1890 edition of the Chronicle was dedicated exclusively to news and information about women and the right to vote.