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WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH NORTH CAMPUS & MEEK CENTER: VALIANT WOMEN OF THE VOTE

This LibGuide provides information to empower women voters through education.

ALICE HOPE

Alice Paul

ALICE PAUL- women's rights activist and one of the main leaders and strategists of the campaign for the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits sex discrimination in the right to vote.

PATSY TAKEMOTO MINK

PATSY TAKEMOTO MINK

PATSY TAKEMOTO MINK- American lawyer and politician from the U.S. state of Hawaii. She was the first woman of color elected to Congress in 1965.  

 

 

SHIRLEY CHISHOLM

SHIRLEY CHISHOLM- first Black woman elected to the United States Congress (1968). She represented New York's 12th congressional district for seven terms beginning in 1969. She was the first African American presidential candidate from a major party (1972).

 

LUCRETIA MOTT

LUCRETIA MOTT

LUCRETIA MOTT- early feminist activist and abolitionist. A powerful orator, she dedicated her life to speaking out against racial discrimination.

 

 

 

IDA B. WELLS

IDA B. WELLS

IDA B. WELLS- African-American investigative journalist, educator, suffragist, and an early leader in the civil rights movement. She was one of the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

 

 

LUCY STONE

LUCY STONE

LUCY STONE- U.S. orator, abolitionist, suffragist, and a vocal advocate and organizer promoting rights for women. She was the co-founder of the Woman's Journal, a weekly newspaper on suffragist issues.

SOJOURNER TRUTH

SOJOURNER TRUTH

SOJOURNER TRUTH- African-American abolitionist, anti-slavery speaker, and women's rights activist, best-known for her speech on racial and sexual inequalities, "Ain't I A Woman." She was born into slavery but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826. She worked to re-elect President Ulysses S. Grant but was turned away at the polling place when she attempted to vote in the election.

BARBARA JORDAN

BARBARA JORDAN

BARBARA JORDAN- American lawyer, educator, and politician who was a leader of the Civil Rights Movement. A Democrat, she was the first African American elected to the Texas Senate after Reconstruction and the first Southern African American woman elected to the U. S. House of Representatives. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994.

HARRIET TUBMAN

HARRIET TUBMAN

HARRIET TUBMAN- abolitionist, political activist, and suffragist. A former enslaved person, she was best known for making repeated journeys to rescue around seventy other enslaved persons by leading them to the Underground Railroad network of safe houses to escape slavery. She was active in the women's suffrage movement later in her life.

SUSAN B. ANTHONY

SUSAN B. ANTHONY

SUSAN B. ANTHONY- social reformer and women's rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement. Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17. In 1878, she and Elizabeth Cady Stanton were responsible for having the same amendment, which later became the 19th Amendment presented to Congress.