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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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was founded on January 13, 1913 at Howard University. They joined the March 3, 1913 parade in Washington. Their 22 members along with other African American groups joined the...

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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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Worcester Suffrage Convention

Worcester Suffrage Convention, October 23-24, 1850 Two years after Seneca Falls Convention, the first national convention for woman’s rights was held in Worcester. Over 1,000 delegates from 11 states attended. The convention was...

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