May 8, 1867

The Missouri Women’s Suffrage Club was organized for the purpose of gaining the right to vote for women. It was the first organization in the world with women’s suffrage as its sole objective.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.