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. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1874.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 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); Sigma Gamma Rho (approx. 0.4 miles away); Carlos & Anne Recker House (approx. half a mile away); Kile Oak (approx. half a mile away); Butler College Campus Site (approx. half a mile away); Brown’s Corner (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianapolis.
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