Utah Relief Society women were among the first in the United States to receive the right to vote, and Seraph Young, the grand-niece of Brigham Young, was the very first woman to cast a ballot in the United States under a women's equal suffrage law in 1870. In this episode, historian Katherine Kitterman shares highlights of the story of Relief Society and the women’s suffrage movement, discussing how Relief Society participation empowered Utah women to be articulate, effective, and organized as they helped elevate and increase the standard of living for women throughout Utah and the United States.
This image is provided by the National Woman's Party at Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument
2020 Church History Museum Exhibit: Sisters for Suffrage
February 2020 Church magazine article: "The Beginning of Better Days": How the Relief Society Works to Bless the World
Church History Resources: Suffrage and Relief Society
Additional Information: UtahWomensHistory.org