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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Eulalie Salley, September 15, 1973. Interview G-0054. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Organization of South Carolina's Suffrage League

Salley outlines the basic structure of South Carolina's Suffrage League and describes some of the women who were active in it.

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Oral History Interview with Eulalie Salley, September 15, 1973. Interview G-0054. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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CONSTANCE MYERS:
Tell me something about the Suffrage League in South Carolina. How was it structured? What was its organizational scheme--the top personality, the chairwoman and on down, how was it structured?
EULALIE SALLEY:
It was started really by Mrs. Harriet P. Lynch in Cherau, South Carolina.
CONSTANCE MYERS:
Was she Mrs. or 'miss?'
EULALIE SALLEY:
Mrs. She was a great friend of Senator [Willima P.] Pollock. Did you ever hear of him?
CONSTANCE MYERS:
Yes, you spoke of him.
EULALIE SALLEY:
He helped us a great deal in Congress and then later in the legislature. He and Mrs. Lynch came down here to Aiken and helped us with this little league down here. We had a big parade. They rode in the parade. I have a picture that they made with Senator Pollock and Mrs. Lynch.
CONSTANCE MYERS:
This should be in Emily's book. * * [Emily Bull, author of Eulalie, (1973)]
EULALIE SALLEY:
It will be.
CONSTANCE MYERS:
What does the 'P' stand for, Harriet P. Lynch?
EULALIE SALLEY:
I don't know what it stands for. [Powe] Don't put this in but he was supposed to be in love with her and I hope he was because I like such things.
CONSTANCE MYERS:
Yes. She was the first chairwoman, I guess.
EULALIE SALLEY:
She organized the first League in South Carolina.