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Henry Mayer's 1915 illustration was the centerfold of a special suffrage issue of Puck magazine (v.77, no. 1981 (1915 February 20)), centerfold (pp. 14-15), guest-edited by New York state suffrage groups.
Rule Britannia!: Suffrage across the British Empire
Formed the American Woman Suffrage Association (AWSA) with others in November 1869 after a split in the American Equal Rights Association. It joined the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) in 1890
Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902)
Participated in organizing the first women’s-rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York
A committed activist fighting for the principle of universal suffrage and against the ratification of the 15th Amendment to the Constitution, which guaranteed Black men the right to vote but denied it to women
Advocated for the reform of marriage and divorce laws, better education opportunities for girls, and less confining clothing so that women could be more active
Published the first volume of a more egalitarian Women’s Bible in 1895
Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954)
Co-founder of the National Association of Colored Women Clubs (NACWC) and served as the first president until 1901
Co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored Peoples (NAACP)
Lucy Stone (1818-1893)
Best known for refusing to change her last name when she married the abolitionist Henry Blackwell in 1855
Supported the 15th Amendment
Helped found the American Woman Suffrage Association (AWSA)
With her husband Blackwell, began to publish the weekly feminist newspaper The Woman’s Journal in 1871
Alice Paul (1885-1977)
Started the Congressional Union, which soon became the National Woman’s Party (1915)
Proposed an Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the Constitution in 1920. It read: “shall have equal rights throughout the United States.” It has never been ratified.
Sojourner Truth (1797-1893)
African-American activist, inspiring preacher. Born to a slave and fought through her life against slavery and gender-inequality
The first black woman to sue a white man
Gave the famous “Ain’t I a woman?” speech at the Women’s Convention held in Akron, Ohio, 1851
Visited the White House where she was received by President Abraham Lincoln in 1864
Ida B. Wells (1862-1931)
Best known for her work as a crusading journalist and anti-lunching activist.
Wrote for the Free Speech, a city’s Black newspaper.
Francis E.W. Harper (1825-1911)
Abolitionist, suffragist, poet, teacher, public speaker, and writer.
One of the first African American women to be published in the United States