Learn More About Women Getting the Vote

Marge Easley of League of Women Voters brings us some wonderful articles and videos about woman suffrage.  Just click on the links below and enjoy. The Annenberg Foundation has an introductory video Women’s Right to Vote. The Oregon Historical Society has provided us...

Frederick Douglass: 1818 -1895

We hold all women to be justly entitled to all we claim for man.”Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) was born a slave, named Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey. He escaped slavery in 1838 and took on his new name. He had been able to teach himself to...

Silent Sentinel

To ask for freedom for women is not a crime. Suffrage prisoners should not be treated as criminals. Paul was a one of the main leaders and strategists of the campaign for the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. She helped form the National Women’s Party and...

Lucy Stone: 1818-1893

Too much has already been said and written about “women’s sphere”. Leave women, then, to find their sphere Lucy Stone Lucy Stone was a prominent U.S. orator, abolitionist, and suffragist, and a vocal advocate and organizer promoting rights for women....

Abigail Scott Duniway: 1834-1915

It is odd that men feel they must protect women since for the most part they must e protected from men. 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...

Mathilda Joselyn Gage

Woman is learning for herself that not self-sacrifice, but self-development is her first duty in life. Mathilda Joselyn Gage Co-authored the first three volumes of History of Woman Suffrage with Susan B.Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Gage held a variety of...

Elizabeth Cady Stanton: 1815-1902

I would have girls regard themselves not as adjectives but as nouns. Elizabeth Cady Stanton Stanton organized the first women’s-rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York with Lucretia Mott. The convention marked the beginning of the campaign for woman’s suffrage....

Lucretia Mott: 1793-1880

I have no idea of submitting tamely to injustice inflicted either on me or on the slave…if our principles are right why should we be cowards?  Lucretia Mott Mott, a great orator, dedicated her life to speaking out against gender inequality and ending slavery. She and...

Alice Paul: 1885-1977

The Women’s Party is made up of women of all rces, creeds and nationalities united on the one program of working to raise the status of women Alice Paul Paul was a one of the main leaders and strategists of the campaign for the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S....

Sojourner Truth: 1797-1883

  Learn more about African American Women and the Nineteenth Amendment in this article on the National Parks Service website. I have plowed and planted and gathered into barns, and no man could head me…and aren’t I a woman?” Sojourner Truth Sojourner Truth...

Native American Woman

As an Indian woman, I owned my home, my person, the work of my hands, and my children should never forget me. I was better as an Indian woman than under white law. Iroquois Indian woman Our Native American woman stands for the six tribes of the Iroquois...

Susan B. Anthony: 1820-1906

Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less. Susan B. Anthony Contributions to woman’s suffrage: 1856  She became the New York state agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society. 1851  She and Elizabeth Stanton founded the New York...