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Battle for the right to vote

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Anyone who has ever watched the Disney movie "Mary Poppins" undoubtedly remembers the character of Mrs. Banks, who was devoted to the cause of obtaining "Votes for Women."


But what many don't realize is that Mrs. Banks and her "Sister Suffragettes," while fictional, were a reference to a very real part of British and American history.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 844-1454