Local author recounts Missouri suffrage movement

Margot McMillen

Margot McMillen (Contributed photo)

Come voting time, women stand in line at the polls right alongside men to cast their ballots. Usually, in a matter of a few minutes, they easily select their chosen candidates and return to their daily lives.

This simple task is what thousands of women from across the nation peacefully protested for on June 14, 1916, in St. Louis. A new book by Margot McMillen, of Millersburg, delves into the details of that protest labeled “The Golden Lane.”

McMillen’s book — “The Golden Lane, How Missouri Women Gained the Vote and Changed History” — hit shelves at the end of June. In it, McMillen chronicles the contribution the protest in St. Louis made to the suffrage movement.

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