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 Mary Church Terrell?
Mary Church Terrell was well-known for her efforts in both racial equality and women’s suffrage. She was the daughter of former slaves, who had later become one of the South’s first African American millionaire families. While a high school teacher, Terrell’s activism was sparked by the lynching of an old friend. She later joined Ida B. Wells in anti-lynching campaigns as well as the fight for women’s suffrage. Terrell would eventually become the first president of the National Association of Colored Women (NACW). During her tenure, she campaigned, wrote, and spoke extensively on the importance and necessity of black women’s suffrage.