Clara Colby: Suffragette of Southeast Nebraska

A new book was published in March, 2020 about our Southeast Nebraska Suffragette, Clara Bewick Colby. Clara Colby was an early Nebraska pioneer settler moving to Beatrice from Wisconsin in 1871. She was the first librarian of Beatrice establishing the first free public library in 1873. She was a contributing columnist to the Beatrice Express Newspaper where she wrote a column “Woman’s Work” and she began publishing her newspaper, The Women’s Tribune in Beatrice in 1883. She became a major player in the United States Suffrage Movement of the turn of the 19th Century. She served in the Nebraska Woman Suffrage Association from 1885-1898 and the Federal Suffrage Committee in 1898.

The new book, “Clara Colby: The International Suffragist” was written by John Holliday who discovered Clara Colby in his family tree. In the following “The Success InSight PodCast” John Holliday is interviewed by Howard Fox about the life of Clara Colby, his research and his writing of the book.

The book is available on Amazon in paperback or Kindle format.

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