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 Wilhelmine Kekelaokalaninui Widemann Dowsett?
Wilhelmine Kekelaokalaninui Widemann Dowsett was a Native Hawaiian suffragist who helped organize the National Women’s Equal Suffrage Association of Hawai’i (WESAH) in 1912. While many were against granting the right of suffrage to Asian women, Dowsett strongly believed in the fight for all women to vote. At one point during the movement, she was able to rally nearly 500 women of “various nationalities, of all ages,” including Princess Kalaniana’ole and Lahilahi Webb, former lady-in-waiting to Queen Lili’uokalani’s court to storm the floor of the House to demand “Votes for Women.”