A suffragette invited to Wichita by Murdock's wife to give a speech is interrupted by men supporting Senator Teague who is against women voting. Earp is caught between both sides trying to control the dangerous fights between them.
Murdock's wife has invited the suffragette Joan Laramie to Wichita to give a speech on women voting at the music hall in the cowboy district. Senator Teague who is against women voting is in Wichita egging on his friends to interrupt the speech and prevent women's suffrage. The women will not move the speech to a quieter location and Earp is unable to convince Teague to call off his men. Earp and his deputies find themselves involved in breaking up fights and arresting people continually over the issue. Earp plans to have several special deputies at the speech to keep order but the Mayor sends an order to prevent it. When a riot breaks out at the speech several men are injured and shot with one man mortally wounded. Earp regains control putting Laramie and Teague both under arrest for inciting a riot. The Judge orders both released for lack of evidence so Earp resigns. When a riot threatens the jail, Teague tells the men to leave while Laramie tells Earp to keep his job which Earp ...Written by
In the Wichita, Kansas of 1875, there was one subject more deadly than the raids of outlaws or the gunfights between cowhands: Should women be allowed to vote? Yes, we smile now, but this was a controversy that erupted in violence along the frontier. And when the suffragette movement hit Wichita like a tornado, Marshal Wyatt Earp found himself caught between the two warring factions, with his life and his job at stake.
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