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The Nineteenth Amendment: Women's Suffrage (Lafayette)

Introduction

Many individuals fought for the right of women in the United States to vote. However, some names stand out when we consider the suffrage movement. Some of these women suffered physically for suffrage, facing time in prison and being force fed when they refused to eat while there. They faced crowds of people who were far from friendly, and sometimes the police did little to stop this threatening behavior when the women marched to gain what American women now consider a basic right. Additionally, women of all walks and backgrounds promoted the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment: wealthy women, poor women, white women, Black women, Native American women, powerful women, and women who saw voting as the way to make their world better.

Some Well-Known Women of the Suffrage Movement:

  • Lucretia Mott
  • Sojourner Truth
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • Lucy Stone
  • Susan B. Anthony
  • Harriet Tubman
  • Frances E. Willard
  • Carrie Chapman Catt
  • Ida B. Wells
  • Alice Paul