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Lunch With Books Eyes 19th Amendment

WHEELING — March is Women’s History Month, and Dr. Katharine Antolini present a program at noon Tuesday at the weekly Lunch With Books program at the Ohio County Public Library in Wheeling to observe the 100th anniversary of Congress passing the 19th Amendment recognizing the right of women to vote.

The amendment was ratified by the state of West Virginia on March 10, 1920 and ratified nationally on Aug. 18 of the same year.

Professor Antolini, professor of history and gender studies at West Virginia Wesleyan College, will examine the arguments against women’s suffrage that defeated the state referendum in 1916 and almost prevented its passage in West Virginia four years later.

Lunch With Books programs are free and open to the public.

Unless otherwise noted, they begin at noon on Tuesdays in the library’s auditorium.

Attendees are welcome to bring a bag lunch, and complimentary beverages are provided.

Call the Ohio County Public Library at 304-232-0244 or visit the library’s website at www.ohiocountylibrary.org for more information.

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