Primary sources uncover stories and a perspective that we struggle to understand hundreds of years after the fact. For example, Sarah Wallace Pease's 1897 paper "Recollections of Sarah Wallace Pease" recalls her experience serving on a grand jury. Pease was one of the first women in the entire United States to serve on a jury after Wyoming signed woman suffrage into law in 1870 and soon after allowed women to serve on juries.
We're so happy to announce the release of our fourth Guided Tour on our Library of Congress Voices for Suffrage app—Influences!
Guided Tours are 20-minute guided lessons including videos and interactive activities to teach a specific piece of the movement. The Influences Guided Tour focuses on the people, groups, and social movements that influenced the beliefs, goals, and actions of United States suffragists.