Wolfgast Knocked Out by a Suffragist: Former Champion Goes Down in Three Rounds in Battle of Words” headlined the sports page of the May 2, 1914, edition of the Grand Rapids Press, when local suffragists took over production of the newspaper for the day. The takeover was a result of the National American Woman Suffrage Association call for rallies and parading across the country.
Ruth Van Stee of the Greater Grand Rapids Women’s History Council will talk about the Grand Rapids edition, the area women involved, and how the work of West Michigan women fit into the national movement. Ruth will bring along hard copy of the first section of the actual 1914 suffrage edition of the Grand Rapids Press. You do not want to miss this lecture!
This is a free event, but donations are always appreciated.