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Susan B Anthony Visits Olathe

  • Date: 09/21/2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Location: Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm
    1200 E. Kansas City Road
    Olathe, Kansas 66061
  • Introduction: This theatrical presentation uses newspapers, letters and diary entries to tell the story of the 1867 referendum.

susan-b-anthony-wikijpgIn 1867, Kansas voters were faced with the opportunity to give suffrage to white women or African-American men. Susan B Anthony, Clarina Nichols and other suffragettes along with proponents of rights for African-American people rushed to Kansas to participate in the debate. 

This theatrical presentation uses historical newspapers, letters and diary entries to tell the story of the 1867 referendum. Staff and volunteers from Mahaffie will read excerpts from this readers' theater using these accounts. 

Program partners include the Olathe Historical Society and funding provided by Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area. 

This program is recommended for ages 12 & over and is FREE! 

The viewpoints in this program are representative of the time period and do not reflect the City of Olathe, Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm, Olathe Historical Society or Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area opinion on the 1867 referendum. Additionally, some period language is included in the program that might be offensive to modern listeners. 

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