Board Member Ruth Van Stee Presents at May 12 Torch Club
For the May 12 Torch Club meeting, Ruth Van Stee, secretary of the GGRWHC board, will present her inspiring and fun talk on A Suffragist Spring: Taking Over the Grand Rapids Press in 1914. When setting goals for 1914, the National Equal Suffrage Association called for rallies, participation in parades, and the take over of local newspapers for a day across the country to argue for the cause. The Grand Rapids Equal Suffrage Association met that challenge by editing and producing the May 2, 1914, edition. Ruth will talk about that edition, the local women involved, and the role this local event played in the national suffrage movement.