Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts HistorySauer, Anne
College Equal Suffrage League, 1915-1920
During the fall semester of 1915, Jackson students banded together to form a Tufts chapter of the College Equal Suffrage League. With help from Ruth Sibley Haskell, A1906, a graduate student at Tufts who was also an officer in the National College Equal Suffrage League, Jackson students were able to get approval from the administration, and began working for women's suffrage on and off campus.
In the fall of 1916, members of the Jackson chapter assisted the Boston branch of the National College Equal Suffrage League at their annual conference in the Copley Plaza Hotel. Later that year, the Jackson chapter brought pro and anti-suffrage speakers to Tufts in order to educate students about both sides of the movement.
After 1916, the Jackson chapter's prominence diminished, but the organization did manage to educate the campus about the importance of women's suffrage.
Source: TW, JB1917
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