Category: Common Suffrage

Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells (1862-1931) was born in Mississippi to a family of Reconstruction activists. She befriended Susan B. Anthony and founded the Alpha Suffrage Club to promote Black woman’s suffrage.  Upon visiting Boston, she joined...

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Needham Suffrage

Needham Suffrage The debate over woman’s right to vote reached into Needham as well, with groups in in town aligned on both sides of the issue. On June 12, 1873, the Needham Woman Suffrage Club was formed, meeting at the home of...

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