South Dakota Women’s Suffrage
Women in South Dakota earned the right to vote in 1918, a year before it became federal law. Settlers had tried to get women’s suffrage in the state constitution, but it did not get ratified in time.
Emma Smith DeVoe was born in Illinois, where she was influenced by Susan B. Anthony at a young age. In South Dakota, she began as an assistant state organizer for the South Dakota Equal Suffrage Association (SDESA) in 1889. In South Dakota, DeVoe worked closely with Susan B. Anthony.
Physical copy located at the Agricultural Heritage Museum in Brookings.