Suffragist Biographies

Women Who Built A Movement
/sites/default/files/styles/original_resolution/public/images/2018-07/Anthony_Susan%20square.jpg | Susan B. Anthony | | Susan B. Anthony was a champion of the temperance, abolition, and suffrage movements.
/sites/default/files/styles/main_image/public/images/2018-07/Bloom_Amelia_Public_Domain_from1881book%20square.png? | Amelia Bloomer || Amelia Bloomer was a suffragist, editor, social activist, and fashion advocate who worked to change women’s clothing.
/sites/default/files/styles/original_resolution/public/images/2020-08/Martha_M_Hughes_Cannon%20Square.jpg | Martha Hughes Cannon | | Martha Hughes Cannon was the first female state senator in U.S. history.
/sites/default/files/styles/main_image/public/images/2018-07/Catt_Carrie_Chapman%20square.jpg | Carrie Chapman Catt | | Carrie Chapman Catt was a suffragist and peace activist who helped secure for American women the right to vote.
/sites/default/files/styles/main_image/public/images/2017-07/Silhouette_Square.png? | Sarah B. Cochran | | Once called America's only Coal Queen, Sarah B. Cochran was a coal industry leader and philanthropist in an era when American women couldn't universally vote or serve on juries.
/sites/default/files/styles/main_image/public/images/2018-07/Crandall_Prudence%20square.jpg | Prudence Crandall | | Prudence Crandall bravely defied prevailing patterns of racial discrimination when she opened one of the first schools for African American girls in Connecticut in 1833.
/sites/default/files/styles/main_image/public/images/2018-10/Grimke_Sarah%20LOC%20square.jpg? | Sarah Moore Grimké | | Sarah Grimké and her sister fought for abolition and women's rights.
/sites/default/files/styles/main_image/public/images/2018-07/Weld_Angelina_Grimke%20square.jpg? | Angelina Grimké Weld | | Although raised on a slave-owning plantation, Angelina Grimké Weld became an ardent abolitionist.
/sites/default/files/styles/original_resolution/public/images/2020-08/FEWH.png | Frances E. W. Harper | | Frances Ellen Watkins Harper was not only the first African American woman to publish a short story, but she was also an influential abolitionist, suffragist, and reformer that co-founded the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs.
/sites/default/files/styles/main_image/public/images/2020-12/Antonia_Hernandez.jpg | Antonia Hernández | | From legal aid work, to counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, to head of a major civil rights organization, Antonia Hernández has used the law to realize social change at every turn.
/sites/default/files/styles/main_image/public/images/2018-07/Howe_Julia_Ward%20square.jpg?itok=9gX4R52c | Julia Ward Howe | | Julia Ward Howe was a writer, lecturer, abolitionist and suffragist.
/sites/default/files/styles/original_resolution/public/images/2020-08/Jovita%20Ida%CC%81r%20Square.png | Jovita Idár | | Mexican-American journalist, activist, and suffragist, Jovita Idár often faced dangerous situations, however she bravely fought the injustices in her time.
/sites/default/files/styles/main_image/public/images/2018-07/Keller_Helen%20square.jpg? | Hellen Keller | | Undeterred by deafness and blindness, Helen Keller rose to become a major 20th century humanitarian, educator and writer. She advocated for the blind and for women’s suffrage and co-founded the American Civil Liberties Union.
/sites/default/files/styles/original_resolution/public/images/2020-08/Mabel%20Ping-Hua%20Lee%20Square.png | Mabel Ping-Hua Lee | | In a 1912 New York Times article, Mabel Ping-Hua Lee was regarded as “the symbol of the new era, when all women will be free and unhampered.”
/sites/default/files/styles/original_resolution/public/images/2020-12/Maria%20Guadalupe%20Evangelina%20de%20Lopez%20Square.png | Maria Guadalupe Evangelina de Lopez | | An educator, translator, and clubwoman, Maria Guadalupe Evangelina de Lopez helped win the vote for Californian women with her oratory and the writings she translated into Spanish.
/sites/default/files/styles/main_image/public/McCormick_Ruth_Hanna%20square.jpg | Ruth Hanna McCormick Simms | | Ruth Hanna McCormick Simms was a Republican United States Representative from Illinois who served from 1929 to 1931.
/sites/default/files/styles/main_image/public/images/2018-07/Mott_Lucretia_Coffin_LOC_275011v%20square.jpg | Lucretia Mott | | Lucretia Mott argued as ardently for women’s rights as for black rights, including suffrage, education, and economic aid.
/sites/default/files/styles/main_image/public/images/2021-03/Adelina_Otero-Warren.jpg | Adelina Otero-Warren | | Adelina Otero-Warren, the first Hispanic woman to run for U.S. Congress and the first female superintendent of public schools in Santa Fe, was a leader in New Mexico’s woman’s suffrage movement.
/sites/default/files/styles/main_image/public/images/2018-07/Alice_paul.2jpg%20square.jpg | Alice Paul | | A vocal leader of the 20th century women’s suffrage movement, Alice Paul advocated for and helped secure passage of the 19th Amendment.
/sites/default/files/styles/original_resolution/public/images/2020-12/Dona%20Fela%20Square.png | Felisa Rincón de Gautier (Doña Fela) | | Felisa Rincón de Gautier, affectionately known to the public as Doña Fela, became the first female mayor of a capital city in the Americas when she was appointed mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1946.
/sites/default/files/styles/main_image/public/images/2020-12/AnaRoquedeDuprey.jpg | Ana Roqué de Duprey | | Ana Roqué de Duprey, a prolific educator, writer, and scientist, founded the first woman’s suffrage organization in Puerto Rico in 1917. |
/sites/default/files/styles/main_image/public/images/2018-07/Stanton_Eizabeth_Cady_LOC_3a28976r%20square.jpg | Elizabeth Cady Stanton | | Author, lecturer, and chief philosopher of the woman’s rights and suffrage movements.
/sites/default/files/styles/main_image/public/images/2018-07/Stone_Lucy_LOC_3d02055v%20square.jpg? | Lucy Stone | | A leading suffragist and abolitionist, Lucy Stone dedicated her life to battling inequality on all fronts.
/sites/default/files/styles/main_image/public/images/2018-07/Terrell_Mary_Church_LOC_3b47842v%20square.jpg | Mary Church Terrell | | Mary Church Terrell was a well-known African American activist who championed racial equality and women’s suffrage.
/sites/default/files/styles/original_resolution/public/images/2020-08/Sojourner%20Truth%20Square.png? | Sojourner Truth | | A former slave, Sojourner Truth was an advocate for abolition, temperance, and civil and women’s rights in the 19th century.
/sites/default/files/styles/original_resolution/public/images/2020-08/Harriet%20Tubman%20Square.png | Harriet Tubman | | Harriet Tubman escaped enslavement and helped others reach freedom.
/sites/default/files/styles/main_image/public/images/2017-10/Ida_B_Wells_Square.png? | Ida B. Wells-Barnett | | Ida B. Wells-Barnett was a prominent journalist, suffragist, activist, and researcher. |