Suffrage In Sixty Seconds: Woman’s Chronicle Established

Jul 1, 2019

In March of 1888, Kate Cuningham launched the Woman’s Chronicle in downtown Little Rock. With associate editors Mary Brooks and Haryot Cahoon, page one of the first edition announced the paper’s deep dedication to Temperance, but in the same paragraph coyly asked, “Is suffrage essential to happiness? Who can decide? Who indeed – save time?”

Throughout the paper’s five-year run, the Woman’s Chronicle reported on a number of women’s issues, including the suffrage movement in Arkansas and around the country. Firmly grounded in the politics of the day, these women delivered their weekly paper to every member of the Arkansas General Assembly.

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