Category: Suffrage on Common US1

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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Carrie Chapman Catt

Carrie Chapman Catt (1859-1947) was the leader of the National American Woman Suffrage Association from 1900-1904 and then in 1915-1920. She founded National League of Women Voters in 1920 just prior to the passage of the 19th...

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Alice Paul and Lucy Burns

Alice Paul (1885-1977) and Lucy Burns (1879-1966) were influential leaders of the late period of the national suffrage movement, based in Washington, DC. They organized the1913 Washington March and Silent Sentinel White House...

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