This page is dedicated to the men and women who have fought for women's rights throughout America's tumultuous history. 

2020 marks the Centennial of the founding of the League of Women Voters AND the ratification of the 19th amendment to the US Constitution that gave women the right to vote.


For a fascinating look  into the history of the League of Women voters since its founding a century ago, go to the LWV History page here.


To learn more about the hard fight to pass the 19th amendment, go here.

In honor of the Centennial of the passage of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote, we are featuring a piece in our local newspaper every month about a famous suffragist.

At present, we have published four articles about famous suffragists and a fifth article about the less frequently covered black women sufragists who fought to win equal voting rights for women.
Click  the suffragists' photos to learn about their role in the fight for women's suffrage.



Frederick Douglass

Carrie Chapman Catt

Grace Wilbur Trout


Black Women Suffragists


Clara Shortridge Foltz