The Stories

Suffragists began their organized fight for women’s equality in 1848 when they demanded the right to vote during the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York. For the next 72 years, women leaders lobbied, marched, picketed, and protested for the right to the ballot. Today, more than 68 million women vote in elections because of the courageous suffragists who never gave up the fight for equality. Read below the stories of some of the people who worked tirelessly to get women the right to vote in the United States.

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