First Woman Registered to Vote

Last week was the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment. I did a program on the Ouachita Parish Public Library's Facebook page about Women's Suffrage to mark the anniversary. You can watch the replay on the page. While doing research, I found this little article about the first woman to register in … Continue reading First Woman Registered to Vote

Women’s Suffrage in Ouachita Parish

I found this article in the February 22, 1907 Winnfield newspaper called The Southern Sentinel.  The first part of the article quotes the Monroe News.  The News was one of the two forerunners of the modern Monroe News-Star.  Unfortunately, no copies exist for this time period.  This is a rare glimmer of Monroe’s history once … Continue reading Women’s Suffrage in Ouachita Parish