Abigail Scott Duniway

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Abigail Scott Duniway

Abigail Scott Duniway

One of Oregon’s primary leaders of  the suffrage movement, Scott Duniway founded a newspaper known as The New Northwest, a weekly newspaper devoted to women’s rights. She published the first issue on May 5, 1871, and continued The New Northwest for 16 years.

Duniway’s brother, Harvey Scott,  also published a newspaper, The Oregonian, in which he wrote many articles opposing woman’s suffrage. In spite of his strong opposition, Abigail’s persevering attitude prevailed and women won the right to vote.

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