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Published on April 01, 2021

LWVCGT Women's Suffrage Research Fellowship

The League of Women Voters of Connecticut celebrates its 100th Anniversary this year with the establishment of the Connecticut Women’s Suffrage Research Project.  The LWVCT Education Fund is sponsoring a research fellowship to explore the history of women’s suffrage in Connecticut. 

 The purpose of this project is to expand on current historical information to gain a fuller understanding of all the women who fought for the right to vote in Connecticut. This year the fellowship will support research on women of color in the Connecticut women’s suffrage movement around the passage of the 19th amendment - the pivotal period between the 1890s and the early 1920s.

 “The League of Women Voters of Connecticut is in a unique position to support critical scholarship on the work of women of color who fought for voting rights in Connecticut and nationally. We are proud of these suffragists and want their stories told,” said LWVCT president Carol Reimers.

 The League of Women Voters encourages Connecticut historians and researchers to apply for the fellowship.  The application process will be open until April 16, 2021.  Details of the application process are available at:

 The fellow will be expected to present a lecture for the membership of the League of Women Voters of Connecticut on the fellowship experience and the findings of their research. Fellows will be featured on the LWVCT website, with links to their work as applicable, and may be invited to give additional presentations on their research.

 The League of Women Voters of Connecticut is proud to recognize our rich history by expanding our knowledge of the Connecticut women who made women’s right to vote and participate in their government a reality.


 If you would like more information on this topic, please contact Carol Reimers, President (