The history of women’s suffrage is most often told through the stories of a few famous suffragists such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. However, they were by no means alone in the effort to win the right to vote for women in the United States. From the earliest years of the movement, they were joined by scores of African American, Native American, Latina and queer women all of whom fought for equality and suffrage for women as a whole and within in their communities.
This year’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment brings awareness and recognition of their contributions. Take a look at the stories below to learn more about these remarkable women.
Mary Church Terrell: Black Suffragist and Civil Rights Activist – Women’s Vote Centennial
Photo Credit: The cover art for “Finish the Fight!”Credit…Finish the Fight! published by HMH/Versify, Art by Steffi Walthall, 2020