Women suffragist Lucy Stone, an influential abolitionist and suffragist fighting for both racial and gender equality.
Women suffragist Jeannette Rankin, first woman elected to Congress in the House of Representatives and only Congressperson to vote against WWI and WWII
Woman suffragist Mary Church Terrell fought for gender and racial equality and was the first president of the National Association of Colored Women (NACW)
Woman suffragist Sojourner Truth African American abolitionist and women’s rights activist
Zitkála-Šá (“Red Bird”), also known as Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, was a Sioux Indian writer, editor, translator, musician, educator, and political activist.
Woman suffragist Mabel Ping-Hua Lee was a Chinese American writer, feminist and first woman to receive a PhD. from Columbia University.
Woman suffragist Adelina “Nina” Otero-Warren was an educator and politician who led the New Mexico chapter of the Congressional Union (precursor to the National Woman’s Party).
Who is Adelina Otero-Warren?
Adelina “Nina” Otero-Warren was born in Los Lunas, New Mexico and was able to skillfully negotiate her Hispanic, Native American, and White backgrounds throughout her life. After moving to New York City, she became increasingly involved in the women’s suffrage movement and was asked to head the New Mexico chapter of the Congressional Union (precursor to the National Woman’s Party). During her tenure, she insisted that suffrage literature be published in both English and Spanish in order to reach a wider audience. Otero-Warren was critical in renewing interest and respect for both Hispanic and Native American cultures.