The Woman's Hour

Timeline: Women's Suffrage in Houston

From the founding of the first women's suffrage club to seeing three Black candidates on the 1920 ballot, Houston has deeper ties to suffrage than you might think.

08/26/2020 By Emma Schkloven

We Go High

In the Face of Segregation, Black Suffragists Fought for the Vote in Houston

As historians turn their focus to the untold aspects of the women's suffrage story, the efforts of these women are catching the public eye.

08/26/2020 By Emma Schkloven

No Taxation

New Details Shine Light on the 1920 Election in Harris County

Houston Genealogical Forum experts think they’ve discovered a piece of history that could change historians’ understanding of Texas voter history.

08/26/2020 By Rebecca Noel

Fight for Her Right

Did You Know Houston Women Could Actually Vote Before 1920?

With some good, old-fashioned political maneuvering, Texas suffragists won the right to vote in state primaries starting in 1918.

08/26/2020 By Katelyn Landry

Texas, Our Texas

The Battleship Texas, By the Numbers

As a historic ship faces an uncertain fate, a look at its history.

09/25/2019 By Dianna Wray

The Houstonian Woman

The 1977 National Women's Conference in Houston Was Supposed to Change the World. What Went Wrong?

Today, Gloria Steinem calls it “the most important event that nobody knows about.” Why?

01/30/2018 By Dianna Wray