James Ueland ‘22, shares his research on “the life of Clara Uleand, a Minnesota Suffragist, who dedicated her life’s work to the movement.”

This summer 25 students were accepted in the CSGC grants program. These grants are funded due to the generous support of the Cost, Earle/Mendillo and Workman families, who established endowment funds to support the community and public service endeavors of future generations of Deerfield students. For more information on these grants please visit: https://deerfield.edu/csgc/grants

This past August marked the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment. Oftentimes, many of the notable suffragists are mentioned such as Susan B. Anthony or Elizabeth Cady Stanton; however, the women’s suffrage movement ultimately succeeded due to the work of motivated women throughout the country. The effort to allow the equality of vote among men and women took years to achieve and even lifetimes for some. Throughout the nation, suffragists fought to gain the vote for women on the state and federal level. In particular, in Minnesota, Clara Ueland was dedicated to serving her community and achieving equality in the vote.

Over the summer, I researched the life of Clara Ueland, a Minnesota Suffragist, who dedicated her life’s work to the movement. After conducting multiple interviews and examining primary documents, including newspapers and letters, I attempted to understand the more personal story behind her service. Throughout this process, I learned about the dedication and commitment involved in supporting a cause.

Click here to read more on my research and the life of Clara Ueland. Please reach out if you have any additional questions about the project.

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