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African American Women in the Suffrage Movement

LWVKC  | Published on 7/15/2020
July 11, 2020 - League Program will feature speaker Dr. Delia Gillis, Professor of African American History at the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg.

Panelists will include: Joanne Collins, former Mayor Pro Tem and the first woman and African American to serve on the Kansas City Council and Ruth Emery of Liberty, Missouri former president of Garrison School Cultural Center and the first Clay County African American woman to run for political office, Recorder of Deeds.

Garrison School, established in 1877, was built to educate African American students.  Today it houses the Clay County African American Legacy, Inc., and serves as a recreational center for cultural and educational events.