Grace Julian Clarke
Suffragist and political activist Grace Julian Clarke moved to Irvington by 1874 and lived in the house here. She earned her BA and MA from Butler University. As Indiana Federation of Clubs president, 1910 to 1911, she advanced women’s social and political reform work. Clarke helped revive Indiana’s suffrage movement in 1911 by co-founding the Woman's Franchise League.
By undertaking automobile tours, founding the Legislative Council of Indiana Women at the statehouse, writing for the Indianapolis Star, and leveraging women’s WWI relief work, Clarke was integral to Indiana’s 1920 ratification of the 19th Amendment. While working to secure suffrage, Clarke lobbied for the League of Nations as an international peace activist.
Erected 2020 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Jackie Swihart, and Friends of Grace Julian Clarke. (Marker Number 49.2020.2.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil Rights • Peace • Women.
Location. 39° 46.123′ N, 86° 4.213′ W. Marker is in Indianapolis, Indiana, in Marion County. Marker is on South Audubon Road close to Julian Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 S Audubon Rd, Indianapolis IN 46219, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Marion County Girl Scouts (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington Irving (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic National Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kile Oak (approx. half a mile away); Brown’s Corner (approx. 0.7 miles away); William Forsyth (approx. ¾ mile away); Willard Park (approx. 3.1 miles away); Woodruff Place (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianapolis.
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