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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

April 11, 1912: Esther Pohl Attends Chinese American Suffrage Luncheon

Esther Pohl attended an April 11, 1912 luncheon in Portland that brought together Chinese American women and white women suffragists.

Women around the globe were heartened that the new Republic of China seemed poised to provide for votes for women in the new government. The luncheon gave Portland's Dr. Chan an opportunity to express her transnational identity as a Chinese and Chinese American Woman.

Many of the newspaper articles about the event are digitized at the Century of Action website: