Suffrage In Sixty Seconds: The Arkansas Ladies' Journal

May 22, 2019

The voices of Arkansas women were amplified significantly with the establishment of The Arkansas Ladies’ Journal in June of 1884.

Founded and edited by Little Rock resident Mary Loughborough, the Journal featured an all-female writing staff of seven.

Their joy and excitement about the new enterprise could hardly be contained as the women announced on the first page, “Today we have our Journal and we will see to it that it represents in earnestness of purpose, purity of tone, and gentle forbearance, all the sweet womanliness that is found in the fair homes of this City of Roses.”

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