These individuals fought for women’s suffrage. They lived across the United States, and came from around the world. Some were active in the battle for women’s right to vote in the early 1800s; others worked to educate and enroll voters and for voting rights into the late 1900s and beyond. Men and women, young and old, you may know some of them for other parts of their histories. Some you may never have heard of before.
We invite you to explore the stories of women’s access to the vote across America, through the histories of these 20 people who were among those who made it possible. Looking for more histories of suffragists?