Black Women in History and Politics

In honor of Black History Month, LWVGO board member Krystal Fox talks with Terri Crawford, Adjunct Professor of Black Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, about the history of black women in politics.

Legislature Recognizes August 2019 as Nebraska Woman’s Suffrage Month

Members of the League of Women Voters of Nebraska will be acknowledged on Thursday, Feb. 14, by Senator Lynne Walz and members of the legislature in conjunction with a resolution recognizing August 2019 as Nebraska Woman’s Suffrage Month. Walz introduced the legislative resolution with 44 other members of the Nebraska legislature on Feb. 8. It […]

Facing Hard Truths About the League of Women Voters’ Origins

by Chris Carson, LWVUS president & Virginia Kase, LWVUS CEO Last week, Brent Staples of the New York Times published an op-ed titled, How the Suffrage Movement Betrayed Black Women. The League of Women Voters was not mentioned in the piece, but we should have been. The League was founded in 1920—just months before the ratification of the 19th Amendment—by […]