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5/31/2018 10:28:47WyomingCheyanneCheyenneRosa ParksRosa Parks standsDecember 1, 1956Rosa Parks The NAACPhttps://www.biography.com/people/rosa-parks-9433716Adriana Orozco
7/11/2018 15:47:48WisconsinWinnebagoOshkosh
Oshkosh Public Museum Virtual Exhibit

This is a virtual exhibit based on artifacts and archival materials owned by the Oshkosh Public Museum
Early 20th CenturyJessie Jack Hooper and Sarah JamesOshkosh Public Museum1331 Algoma Boulevard
Oshkosh Public MuseumChristine Crosscrossc529@gmail.com920982852054901No
11/6/2017 20:10:05WisconsinDaneMadisonWashington BuildingOffices of the Wisconsin Woman Suffrage Association1914Alice B. Curtis
Wisconsin Woman Suffrage Association
1 S. Pinckney St.
State suffrage school advertisement, 1914. http://content.wisconsinhistory.org/cdm/ref/collection/tp/id/54082
Maggie McClain
(309) 360-919553703
6/26/2018 14:35:14WisconsinFond du LacRiponHistorical MarkerBirthplaceJanuary 9 , 1859Carrie Chapman CattWisconsin State Historical Marker
At Pedrick Wayside, WI-23, Ripon, Fond du Lac County
Wisconsin Historical SocietyChristine Cross
11/6/2017 19:36:22WisconsinRichland
Richland Center
James House
Home of Laura Briggs James and David Goodrich James. David was a prominent businessman in Richland Center, and served as a Republican state senator for the district. Laura and other women in town founded the Richland Center Woman's Club in 1882, and they (secretly) fought for women's suffrage through this woman's club.
June 1882Laura Briggs James, Ada JamesRichland Center Woman's Club383 East Haseltine Street
Mary Elizabeth Hussong, "How Earliest Enthusiasts Led Sisters," Milwaukee Journal, December 21, 1924.
D.G. James House, 383 East Haseltine Street, 1870. City of Richland Center, Wisconsin.
Maggie McClain
home(309) 360-919553581
4/23/2018 14:10:58WisconsinWaukeshaWaukeshaTheodora Youmans Park
Park commemorating Theodora Youmans, the first president of the Wisconsin Woman's Suffrage Association.
1989-presentTheodora Winton YoumansWaukesha city government
Spring City's Past: A Thematic History of Waukesha
Jan Andersonrodjan155@yahoo.com
public square, World War I memorial
4/23/2018 14:16:51WisconsinWaukeshaWaukeshaName of Building or Historic ResourceDescription of useDate(s) of use/eventNames of individual(s) associated with building/site/monument
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10/30/2018 17:21:57WisconsinDaneMadisonForrest Hills CemeteryWife of Senator Fighting Bob Robert LaFollette18 AUG 1931Belle Case LaFolletteFind-A-Grave
6/25/2018 4:28:31Washington, D.CWashingtonWashington
Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site
First headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women1943-1966Mary McLeod BethuneNational Council of Negro Women1900 Anacostia Drive SE
Michelle Ruizmruiz26@csustan.edu209450613120020N/A
6/25/2018 4:37:57Washington, D.CWashingtonWashington
Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument
To promote women's suffrage1929Alva Belmont, Alice PaulNational Woman’s Party (NWP)900 Ohio Drive SWhttps://www.nps.gov/bepa/index.htmhttps://www.nps.gov/bepa/learn/womens-suffrage.htmMichelle Ruizmruiz26@csustan.edu209450613120024
6/24/2018 15:32:32Washington D.C.
District of Columbia
Washington D.C.
Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument
Historic house and museum of the U.S. women's suffrage and equal rights movement. It was built on capitol hill in 1800.
1800-Alva Belmont and Alice PaulNational Womans Partyhttps://www.nps.gov/bepa/learn/history-of-the-house.htmDoris Rosales
209277770620002 38°53′31″N 77°0′13″W
9/5/2017 13:56:42Washington SnohomishEdmonds
Schumacher Building - Edmonds Tribune
This building housed one of the first women managers of a newspaper in the United States. Ms. M.(Missouri) T.B. Hanna was a prominent citizen and political activist for the suffragette movement. As a widowed mother, writer, speaker, and manager who attracted fame, she finally sold The Edmonds Review to further her energies to the women's suffrage movement, which became theThe Edmonds Equal Suffrage Club, formed in 1907 with Ms. John McNamara.
1905- 1920's
Ms. M.(Missouri) T.B. Hanna, [1857-1926], Newspaper Manager
Edmonds Tribune -Review, Washington Suffrage Movement
316 Main St.HistoryLink. org
1. The State of Washington, Washington Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, http://www.historylink.org/File/8690.

2. LaWarren, Charles. https://patch.com/washington/edmonds/the-edmonds-tribune-review-seventy-years-covering-edm1ae387bf53 (A noted historian and educator in the Edmonds School District).

3. Satterfield, Archie. Edmonds - The First Century. City of Edmonds, Washington Publishers, 1990.
Rita Ireland, Co-Director of LWV Snohomish County
Hanna, from 1909 to 1911, edited Votes for Women, the official newspaper of the Washington Equal Suffrage Association. Snohomish County suffrage workers effectively utilized the support of two groups, organized labor and the Grange, to help deliver the 2 to 1 state victory that gave Washington women the vote on November 8, 1910 ... ten years before the 19th Amendment. (now Chantrelle's Restaurant)
5/15/2018 18:26:16WashingtonKingSeattleDowntown Seattle Theater
The theater was used to provide a lecture by Susan B. Anthony about women's Suffrage
June 7, 1896Susan B. AntonyWoman's Century ClubN/AN/A
Felipe Aguilerafaguilera@csustan.eduN/A(209)854-610695322N/A
5/16/2018 13:18:04WashingtonKingSeattleThe Women's Century Club
A social club focused on women's history, the arts, education, and community service.
1891 - present
Carrie Chapman Catt - served as clubs first president
Nonprofit/CharityDearborn House
1117 Minor Avenue
http://www.womanscenturyclub.orghttp://www.womanscenturyclub.orgCarlie Casalccasal@csustan.edu209531752098101No
5/16/2018 2:06:11washingtonKing CountyseattleAlaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition
during the first week of July 1909, suffrage proponents from across the country gathered in Seattle to participate in the 41st Annual Convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association and to celebrate Woman Suffrage Day at Washington's first world's fair, the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific (A-Y-P) Exposition, currently underway on the University of Washington campus. The Washington Equal Suffrage Association convention, held the day before the National convention, drew suffragists from around the state. The suffragists, their conventions, and their appearances in area clubs and churches received copious coverage in local newspapers and captured the attention of thousands of Washingtonians attending the A-Y-P Exposition. Suffragists used the A-Y-P as a massive public relations opportunity and this exposure was an important component in how Washington women achieved the vote on November 8, 1910.
July 1909Anna Howard Shaw
The Washington Equal Suffrage Association
http://www.historylink.org/File/8587Priscila Saenzpsaenz2@csustan.edu20920062699810147°39′14″N 122°18′28″WNo
6/1/2018 10:53:06WashingtonThurstonOlympiaBigelow House
Home of Daniel Bigelow and his wife Ann Elizabeth Bigelow, early pioneers in Washington's history and supporters of women's rights. Daniel persuaded his fellow lawmakers to allow Susan B. Anthony to give an address to the Washington Territorial Legislature about women's suffrage in 1871. Susan was a guest at the Bigelows' house during this visit. The house is a museum today, and a historical marker commemorates Susan's visit there.
Susan B. Anthony; Daniel and Ann Elizabeth Bigelow
Bigelow House Museum
918 Glass Ave NE Olympia, WA 98506
http://www.theolympian.com/news/article25304827.html; https://olympiahistory.org/bigelow-house/
Monica Ramich
6/1/2018 13:22:52WashingtonThurstonOlympiaOlympic Hall
This was the site of Olympic Hall (also known as Tacoma Hall), where Susan B. Anthony gave a suffrage speech about "The Power of the Ballot" in 1871 during her visit to Olympia, and where the first Washington Women's Suffrage Association Convention was held that same year. The original building does not exist - the present building (known as Barnes Building/Knights of Pythias Lodge) was built around 1911.
1871Susan B. Anthony
Washington Women's Suffrage Association
209 W 4th Avenue
http://www.washingtonhistory.org/files/library/SusanBAnthonyInspiresWashington.pdf; http://www.washingtonhistory.org/files/library/HereCometheSuffragists.pdf; https://fortress.wa.gov/dahp/wisaardp3/api/api/resultgroup/1163/Document/187641
Monica Ramich
5/16/2018 13:41:23WashingstonKingSeattleSeattle Theatre
Susan B. Anthony gives the first of two lectures on female suffrage at Yesler’s Pavilion.
November 1, 1871Susan B. Anthony4Culture606 West Blaine Streethttp://seattletheatrehistory.orghttp://seattletheatrehistory.orgCarlie Casalccasal@csustan.edu209531752098119No
5/18/2018 22:10:27Virginia
Fairfax County
LortonOccoquan WorkhouseSite of Lucy Burns and Alice Paul's imprisonmnetJuly 14, 1917Lucy Burns and Alice Paul
Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage
Ox Rdhttp://www.novahistory.org/Lorton_Womens_Suffrage.htmCameron Matthews
5/16/2018 18:11:38VirginiaN/AAlexandriaNational Women's History Museum
This museum is an American organization that collects contributions from women in the social, cultural, economic and political life aspects. There are current plans to create a permanent museum in Washington D.C.
1996Karen StaserN/A
205 S. Whiting Street, Suite 254, Alexandria, Virginia
https://www.nwhm.org/ www.womenshistory.orgAlice Huntahunt2@csustan.edu209404936822304
5/15/2018 2:08:13VirginiaN/ARichmondMaggie Walker National Historic Site
Walker's house during Jim Crow era in early 20th century. she was the first african american to charter a bank. she was a community leader and business woman. she advocated for african american women's rights.
1904-1979Elizabeth Draperindependent order of st. luke
https://www.nps.gov/mawa/learn/historyculture/index.htm, https://www.nps.gov/museum/exhibits/Maggie_Walker/Maggie_Walker_bio.html
Daisy Prasad
6/27/2018 8:44:45VirginiaWytheWytheville
Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum
Museum dedicated to First Lady Edith Bolling Wilson - Suffrage exhibition planned for 2019.
Museum is open Tuesday - Saturday
Edith Bolling Wilsonnone145 E. Main Streetedithbollingwilson.orgArchivesShiloh Holley
12/4/2017 20:22:21UtahSalt Lake
Salt Lake City
Hotel Utah
Four Congressional Union organizers stayed at the Hotel Utah in early October, 1915, during their historic automobile trip from San Francisco to Washington DC. They were bringing to Congress and President Woodrow Wilson a petition signed by 500,000 people demanding an amendment to the US Constitution enfranchising women. Field, Kindstedt, and Kindberg were driving in an Overland Six automobile. Prior to arriving in Salt Lake City they had gotten lost in the desert when the man they'd hired to drive them took the wrong road. That was the last time they hired a driver. Vernon served as their advance agent who traveled ahead of them by train.

While in Salt Lake City they had a mass meeting at the capital attended by Governor Spry, US Representative Joseph Howell, and Mayor Park. The envoys were greeted on the steps of the capital by Mrs. Annie Wells Cannon and Margaret Zane Cherdron, Chairman of the Utah branch of the Congressional Union.
October 4-6, 1915
Mabel Vernon, Sara Bard Field, Ingeborg Kindstedt, Maria Kindberg
Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage
Corner of Main and South Temple Streets
N/ACES Wood Papers, Huntington Library. Anne B. Gass
6/1/2018 17:07:48Utah
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake Tabernacle
Susan B. Anthony came to this spot in 1895, speaking to a crowd of 6,000 during the Rocky Mountain suffrage convention to congratulate them on being the 3rd state in the nation to give women suffrage.
1895-presentSusan B Anthony; Emmeline Wells
Utah Chapter of the National Women Suffrage Association
N West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT
Molly Ramichramichtrio@gmail.com585-764-237584150Yes
6/23/2018 23:47:07TexasDallasDallasTexas Historical Marker
A Texas Historical Marker honoring the role of Dallas women in achieving full suffrage rights for Texas women was dedicated October 14, 2010, outside the Dallas County Old Red County Courthouse.
October 14, 2010Margaret Bell Houston
The Dallas Equal Suffrage Association
100 S. Houston Street
https://www.theclio.com/web/entry?id=28630Doris Rosales
12/29/2016 15:29:01TennesseeBentonCamdenMary Cordelia Beasley-Hudson Historical MarkerMary Cordelia Beasley-Hudson, a life-long resident of Benton County, was an advocated for women's suffrage. The Tennessee General Assembly approved an amendment to the state constitution to allow women's suffrage on April 15, 1919. Seven days later Beasley-Hudson was the first female in the state to cast a ballot when voting in the Camden municipal election. In 1920 the nation ratified the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution giving women the right to vote. One month before the 1920 presidential election Beasley-Hudson died; her remains are interred in Camden City Cemetery. On March 5, 2008, the Tennessee General Assembly recognized her with a proclamation. April 15, 1919Mary Cordelia Beasley-HudsonTennessee Historical Commission
http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM3PX9Rebecca Priceinfo@chickhistory.com615-934-50573832036.05810000, -88.09690000
12/29/2016 15:14:51TennesseeDavidsonNashvilleHermitage HotelSite of 1914 Annual Convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA). The heated debate ended with a resolution to support the Susan B. Anthony Amendment by “every means within its power.” Again in 1920, during the ratification process of the 19th Amendment, the Hermitage Hotel served both Suffrage and Anti-Suffrage leaders. A historical marker is erected outside the hotel.1914, 1920Carrie Chapman Catt, Anne Dallas Dudley, Anna Howard Shaw, Josephine Pearson
National American Woman Suffrage Association, Tennessee State Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage, Southern Woman's League for the Rejection of the Susan B. Anthony Amendment
231 6th Ave Northhttps://www.thehermitagehotel.com/Tennessee State Archives and Libraries; The Perfect 36: Tennessee Delivers Woman Suffrage (Book); Votes For Women: The Woman Suffrage Movement in Tennessee, the South, and the Nation, by Marjorie Spruill Wheeler, 1995Rebecca Priceinfo@chickhistory.com615-934-50573721936.1636715, -86.7824498
12/29/2016 15:17:06TennesseeDavidsonNashvilleNashville Woman Suffrage MonumentMonument memorializing five historic women who lead the Tennessee effort to ratify the 19th Amendment in 1920, and who were active in the local, state, and federal levels of the suffrage movement.Erected 2016Carrie Chapman Catt, Anne Dallas Dudley, Abby Crawford Milton, J. Frankie Pierce, Sue Shelton White
Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument, Inc.
2500 West End Avehttp://tnsuffragemonument.org/http://tnsuffragemonument.org/Rebecca Priceinfo@chickhistory.com615-934-50573720336.14557509999999, -86.81126840000002
12/29/2016 15:19:37TennesseeDavidsonNashvilleAnne Dallas Dudley Historical MarkerAnne Dallas Dudley, 1876 - 1955, Anne Dudley played a significant role in the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment by the State of Tennessee. A native of Nashville, she served as president of the Nashville Equal Suffrage League, 1911-15; president of the Tennessee Equal Suffrage Association, Incorporated, 1915-17; and Vice-President of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, 1917. May 1st, 1916 Anne Dudley walked from downtown Nashville to Centennial Park to demonstrate her support for the right for the right of women to vote.
Life Dates: 1876 - 1955, Parade date: 1914
Anne Dallas DudleyTennessee Historical Commission2500 West End Ave
http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM3PX9Rebecca Priceinfo@chickhistory.com615-934-505737203
12/29/2016 15:33:12TennesseeDavidsonNashvilleTennessee State CapitolOn August 18, 1920, the Tennessee Legislature ratified the 19th Amendment--the result of a change of vote by 24 year-old legislator Harry Burn at the insistence of his elderly mother--but those against the amendment managed to delay official ratification. Anti-suffrage legislators fled the state to avoid a quorum and their associates held massive anti-suffrage rallies and attempted to convince pro-suffrage legislators to oppose ratification. However, Tennessee reaffirmed its vote and delivered the crucial 36th ratification necessary for final adoption.August 18, 1920Governor Albert Roberts; Harry Burns; Joe HanoverTennessee State Government600 Charlotte Ave,https://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/woman-suffrage/ratification-tn.htmlRebecca Priceinfo@chickhistory.com615-934-50573724336.165821, -86.78424319999999
12/29/2016 15:38:37TennesseeDavidsonNashvilleThe Ryman AuditoriumThe Ryman Auditorium is a museum and music venue in downtown Nashville, famous for being one of the home's of the Grand Ole Opry. In August 1920, shortly after the Tennessee Legislature voted to ratify The 19th Amendment, a mass Anti-Suffrage meeting was organized and held at the Ryman Auditorium. A broadside housed in the Tennessee State Library and Archives, announced the meeting at the Ryman to "Save the South" from the Susan B. Anthony (19th) amendment and federal suffrage force bills. It was a hurried effort to rally anti-suffrage supporters at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Among listed speakers were Oscar Underwood, Ruffin Pleasant, E. B. Stahlman, Charlotte Rowe, Frank Bond, and Gus Dyer, with Mrs. Thomas Malone Jr. singing and Judge J. C. Higgins presiding.August 1920Josephine Pearson; Oscar Underwood, Ruffin Pleasant, E. B. Stahlman, Charlotte Rowe, Frank Bond, Gus Dyer, Mrs. Thomas Malone Jr., Judge J. C. Higgins.
Tennessee State Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage; Southern Woman's League for the Rejection of the Susan B. Anthony Amendment
116 5th Ave Nhttp://ryman.com/historyhttp://teva.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15138coll27/id/7Rebecca Priceinfo@chickhistory.com615-934-50573721936.1612472, 86.77847109999999
9/15/2017 21:55:54TennesseeDavidsonNashvilleAnne Dallas Dudley Gravesite
Burial site of Anne Dallas Dudley, a state and national leader in the women's suffrage movement.
1920-PresentAnne Dallas DudleyMount Olivet Cemetery
Mount Olivet Cemetery, Section 12, Dallas lot, headstone
Patricia Mitchell
9/15/2017 22:03:06TennesseeDavidsonNashvilleBettie Mizell Donelson Gravesite
Burial site of Bettie Mizell Donelson, early activist in the temperance and suffrage movements.
Died: 1939Bettie Mizell DonelsonMount Olivet CemeteryMount Olivet Cemetery,
Patricia Mitchell
2/1/2018 16:08:38TennesseeDavidsonNashvilleJuno Frankie Pierce Historical Marker
Located near the original site of the Tennessee Vocational School for Colored Girls founded by J. Frankie Pierce in 1921. Pierce was a suffragist who spoke at the May 1920 state suffrage convention.
1920-1921J. (Juno) Frankie Pierce
Tennessee Vocational School for Colored Girls
Corner of W. Heiman Street and Ed Temple Boulevard
Tennessean (https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2015/02/11/black-history-month-j-frankie-pierce-school/23254749/)
Patricia Mitchell
256-762-27233720936.16967, -86.82121
7/20/2018 8:54:27TennesseeDavidsonNashville
Guildford Sr. and Anne Dallas Dudley House
The Guilford, Sr. and Anne Dallas Dudley House was built in 1928 and is the former home of Tennessee suffragist Anne Dallas Dudley. The home is a notable example of the Tudor Revival style. The dwelling
was constructed at the top of an 850' hill south of downtown Nashville and was originally the center of a large estate. Also known as
Hunter's Hill, the dwelling is now sited on a wooded 6.2-acre tract in the incorporated community of Forest Hills. The house faces north
and has a commanding view of downtown Nashville. The dwelling has not been extensively altered since its construction, and it retains much of its original design and setting.
1928-1935Anne Dallas Dudley
Tennessee Equal Suffrage Association AND National American Woman Suffrage Association
5401 Hillsboro Pike
United States Department of the Interior
National Register of Historic Places
Hannah Rexrode
12/29/2016 15:21:47TennesseeHamilton
Abby Crawford Milton Historical MarkerAbby C. Milton of Chattanooga was a leader in the women’s suffrage movement in Tennessee. The campaign culminated in a vote by the Tennessee Legislature in 1920 to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving women the right to vote. As the late president of the Tennessee Equal Suffrage Association and the first president of the Tennessee League of Women Voters, Milton’s leadership was manifest before, during and after this historic event. At the 1924 Democratic National Convention, she seconded the nomination of William Gibbs McAdoo as the party’s presidential candidate.Life Dates: 1881 -1991Abby Crawford Milton
Tennessee Equal Suffrage Association, Tennessee League of Women Voters
100 McCallie Avenue
http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=74631Rebecca Priceinfo@chickhistory.com615-934-505737402
3/5/2018 10:21:18TennesseeHamilton
Hotel Patten
Now Patten Towers, the Hotel Patten was the site of the Eighth Annual Convention of the Tennessee Equal Suffrage Association on December 9, 1915.
1915Abby Crawford Milton
Tennessee Equal Suffrage Association
1 E 11th St
Abby Crawford Milton Papers, Tennessee State Library and Archives
Patricia Mitchell
256-762-27233740235.0439242, -85.3087747Yes
12/29/2016 15:30:56TennesseeKnoxKnoxvilleKnoxville Woman Suffrage MemorialThe Suffrage Coalition was founded to create a lasting memorial to the suffragists of Tennessee. The suffragist's efforts focused a nation as the last campaign was fought successfully to change the constitution. The Suffrage Coalition has erected a life-size, bronze statue featuring three Tennessee suffragists: Lizzie Crozier French of Knoxville, Anne Dallas Dudley of Nashville, and Elizabeth Avery Meriwether of Memphis.Erected 2006Lizzie Crozier French, Anne Dallas Dudley, Elizabeth Avery Meriwether
East Tennessee Foundation Suffrage Statue
Market Square
http://tnwomansmemorial.org/index.htmlRebecca Priceinfo@chickhistory.com615-934-50573790240.741895, -73.989308
08/08/2017TennesseeKnoxKnoxvilleOssoli Circle Club House
The Ossoli Circle Club was started by Lizzie Crozier French, who was active in the Women's National Party and lobbied East Tennessee lawmakers for their vote before they convened in a special session in August 1920 to consider the 19th amendment. Ossoli has long played an active role in obtaining economic and educational opportunities for women in Tennessee, and its members campaigned for the passage of the 19th Amendment in the early 1900s.The club is a charter member of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, and the first federated women's club in the South.
1885 - present Lizzie Crozier French
General Federation of Women's Clubs
2511 Kingston Pike
http://www.gfwcossolicircle.org/HISTORY(A).htmlRebecca Priceinfo@chickhistory.com615-934-50573791935.952879, -83.94413199999997
6/12/2018 14:15:38TennesseeKnoxKnoxvilleBurn memorialStatueUnveiled 6/9/2018
Harry Burn, Phoebe (Febb) Ensminger Burn
Suffrage Coalition
Corner or Market Street and Clinch Ave.
http://suffragecoalition.org/burn-memorial/Hannah Rexrode
7/20/2018 8:58:28TennesseeKnoxKnoxvilleBurns Memorial
Monument to Representative Harry T. Burn and his mother, Phoebe "Miss Febb" Ensminger Burn who both helped make Tennessee the "Perfect 36."
Unveiled June 2018
Harry T. Burn, Phoebe "Miss Febb" Ensminger Burn
Suffrage Coalition
Corner of Market Street and Clinch Avenue
http://suffragecoalition.org/burn-memorial/Hannah Rexrode
08/08/2017TennesseeMadisonJacksonSue Shelton White Memorial
Sue Shelton White was an equal rights activist and the first woman attorney in Jackson. She helped organize the Jackson Equal Suffrage League and became Tennessee’s chairperson of the National Woman’s Party. In 1919, White was sentenced to five days in the workhouse for burning a picture of President Woodrow Wilson as she picketed at the White House. She is the only known Tennessee suffragist to spend time in jail for suffrage work.
Erected 2017Sue Shelton WhiteNational Woman's Party101 E Main StRebecca Priceinfo@chickhistory.com615-934-50573830135.6143286, -88.81937579999999
12/29/2016 15:35:05TennesseeMarionMonteagleJosephine Pearson Gravesite"Josephine A. Pearson, leader of the anti-suffrage movement in Tennessee during the 1920 fight for ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, was born in Gallatin. Pearson grew up in McMinnville, where she graduated from Irving College in 1890. She received her master's degree in 1896 from Cumberland College and held several teaching and administrative positions across the state. In 1895 she was aped as a commissioner to the Woman's Board of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition. Pearson in the early twentieth century participated in the organization of the Dixie Highway Council of the Cumberland Divide. As president of its women's auxiliary, Pearson lobbied for federal funds to be used for the building of the highway.

Pearson received her greatest recognition as president of and speaker for the Tennessee State Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage and the Southern Woman's League for the Rejection of the Susan B. Anthony Amendment. When Governor Albert Roberts called a special session of the Tennessee General Assembly to ratify the amendment in 1920, Pearson came to Nashville and worked actively during July and August to defeat the amendment. Pearson established her headquarters at the Hermitage Hotel and lobbied legislators to vote against ratification.

When the amendment was ratified, Pearson accepted the deanship of the Southern Seminary of Virginia where she also taught history and philosophy. Pearson lectured throughout the South and wrote numerous articles and books until her death in 1944. She is buried in the Monteagle Cemetery."
Life Dates: 1868 - 1944; 1920Josephine A. Pearson
Tennessee State Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage; Southern Woman's League for the Rejection of the Susan B. Anthony Amendment; Hermitage Hotel; Ryman Auditorium
Monteagle Cemetary
http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entry.php?rec=1046Rebecca Priceinfo@chickhistory.com615-934-50573735635.2400807, -85.83969789999998
08/08/2017TennesseeMcMinnNiotaHarry T. Burns Historical Marker
A native of Niota, Harry T. Burn held public office for much of his adult life; State House of Representatives, 1919-23; State Senate, 1949-53; State Planning Commission, 1952-58; delegate of Roane County to the Constitutional Conventions of 1953, 1959, 1965. However, he is best remembered for an action he took during his first term in the legislature. On August 18, 1920, he changed his vote to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and it became law, giving women the right to vote.
1895-1977Harry T. Burns
The Perfect 36: Tennessee Delivers Woman Suffrage (Book)Rebecca Priceinfo@chickhistory.com615-934-505735.515417, -84.549283
12/29/2016 15:43:51TennesseeRobertsonCedar HillWashington HallA highlight of Nashville’s summer social season occurred Sunday, August 8, 1920 in the afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. George Washington entertained a group of Anti dignitaries with a garden party at their country home in nearby Cedar Hill, Tennessee. Miss Josephine Pearson later reported in a hand written notation on a group photograph taken on the steps of the Southern mansion that day: “More than forty automobiles gathered in front of the Hermitage Hotel to collect passengers, and then motored out to Washington Hall for a lovely party, enjoyed by all." Washington Hall was a southern plantation constructed in 1896 and burned down in the 1960s. August 8, 1920Mr. and Mrs. George Washington; Josephine Pearson
Tennessee State Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage; Southern Woman's League for the Rejection of the Susan B. Anthony Amendment; Hermitage Hotel
The Perfect 36: Tennessee Delivers Woman Suffrage (Book)Rebecca Priceinfo@chickhistory.com615-934-50573703236.5200452, -87.0055557
08/08/2017TennesseeShelbyMemphisMary Church Terrell Historical Marker
Born in Memphis in 1863, Mary Church Terrell was noted as a champion of human rights. The daughter of millionaire Robert Church, Sr., she was graduated from Oberlin College in 1884 and later made her home in Washington, D.C. In 1904, she was a delegate to the International Council of Women in Berlin, where she was the only woman to address the group in French, German and English. A 1909 charter member of the N.A.A.C.P., she was an active worker for women’s suffrage and the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, in the 1950s she lead marches to desegregate restaurants in Washington, D.C. She authored A Colored Woman in a White World.
1863-1954Mary Church Terrell
National Association of Colored Women's Club; National Woman's Party; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; International Council of Women
https://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=63342Rebecca Priceinfo@chickhistory.com615-934-50573810335.139017, -90.047517
08/08/2017TennesseeShelbyMemphisHotel Chisca
Members of the Memphis Equal Suffrage league met in the parlor of the Hotel Chisca on January 10, 1919 to discuss several issues related to securing women the right to vote in the United States. The first order of business was a discussion of whether or not the league should merge with the statewide Tennessee Equal Suffrage Association. The group voted overwhelmingly to join with the TESA and offered its unqualified support to the current TESA president, Katherine Burch Warner of Nashville. Also adopted was the draft of a telegram to be sent to political leaders that read, “The Memphis Equal Suffrage League urges that as the national suffrage amendment is sure to pass, you ask the Tennessee delegation not to put the affront of a negative vote upon the women of Tennessee.”
272 S. Main St.
On This Day in Memphis History, by Wayne Dowdy. Published 2014.
Rebecca Priceinfo@chickhistory.com615-934-50573810335.1382381, -90.05582199999998
4/20/2018 23:20:03South Dakota Clifton Clifton Onida Public School Bulding Meeting house for Suffrage. 19-4-1890Susan B. Anthony Suffrage
The Sully County watchman. (Clifton, Dakota [S.D.]), 19 April 1890. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.
Sanjit Mehat smehat@csustan.edu 20963163440No
8/7/2018 10:12:18South Dakota
Faulk County
FaulktonJohn and Alice Pickler House
The home of prominent suffrage advocates John and Alice Pickler active in the Dakota suffrage movement from at least 1885 to 1914. Susan B. Anthony stayed at the house during the 1890 state campaign.
John A. Pickler, Alice M. Alt Pickler, Susan B. Anthony
South Dakota Equal Suffrage Association
900 8th Ave S
"Pickler, Major John A., Homestead" (1973), National Register of Historic Places Nomination, #73001742.
Ellis, C.H. History of Faulk County, South Dakota. Faulkton SD: Record Print, 1909.
Kingsbury, George W. [and George Martin Smith], History of Dakota Territory. Vols. 3, 5. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1915.
Wittmayer, Ceclia M. “The 1889-1890 Woman Suffrage Campaign: A Need to Organize.” South Dakota History (1982), 199-225.
Dorinda Riessen Reed, The Woman Suffrage Movement in South Dakota. Pierre: Commission on the Status of Women, 1975 [1958].
Emma Smith DeVoe Papers, Washington State Library.
Mamie Shields Pyle Papers, University of South Dakota.
SD Newspapers including: Press & Daily Dakotaian (Yankton SD), January 28, 1885. Wessington Springs Herald (SD), December 6, 1889. Mitchell Capital (SD), December 4, 1891; September 24, 1897; and September 17, 1914. Herald-Advance (Milbank SD), January 1, 1892. Hot Springs Weekly Star (SD), February 1, 1907. Pierre Weekly Free Press (SD), December 1, 1910. Saturday News (Watertown SD), November 14, 1918.
Liz Almlieejalmlie@ole.augie.edu605-413-848157438
Lat/Long 45.027338, -99.125046; UTM NAD_1983 Zone 14 x:490149.887517, y:4985994.093472
8/26/2018 14:10:04South DakotaBeadleHuronPyle House
Home of Mamie Shields Pyle, president of the South Dakota Universal Franchise League and leader of the state suffrage movement from December 1910 through state ratification of national suffrage in December 1919. The house was built by John and Mamie Pyle in 1894. The house is now a local museum focused on the Pyle family. Daughter Gladys Pyle became politically influential in the state, including a run for Republican nomination for governor in 1930 and election to the U.S. Senate in 1938.
1910-1919, Mamie Pyle inhabited the house from 1894 to 1949.
Mamie Shields Pyle
South Dakota Universal Franchise League
376 Idaho Ave SE
"The Pyle House," National Register of Historic Places nomination, December 1974; Mamie Shields Pyle papers and Jane Rooker Breeden papers, Richardson Collection, University of South Dakota, Vermillion; Patricia O’Keefe Easton, “Woman Suffrage in South Dakota: The Final Decade, 1911-1920,” South Dakota History (1983), 215; Mrs. Albert McMahon, “How to Win a State,” The Woman Citizen 3 (November 16, 1918), 508; Gertrude S. Young, Dakota Again (1950), 49.
Liz Almlieliz.almlie@state.sd.us
residence, house museum
lat: 44.362312, long: -98.208788; UTM NAD 1983 Zone 14 X: 563048.167844, Y: 4912418.815098
9/17/2018 11:09:45South Dakota
Brown County
AberdeenBrown County Courthouse
A state convention of the South Dakota Equal Suffrage Association was held at the courthouse in Aberdeen on June 18, 1909. The courthouse was built in 1904 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places in June 1976 for its architectural significance.
June 18, 1909
Alice M.A. Pickler, S.D.E.S.A. president at the time of convention; Lydia B. Johnson, elected S.D.E.S.A. president; Ella S. Stewart, Illinois, main speaker
South Dakota Equal Suffrage Association
101 First Avenue SEhttp://www.brown.sd.us/
State Suffrage Convention program, May 1909, RD06565, Box 1, Correspondence 1909, Jane Rooker Breeden Papers, Richardson Collection, University of South Dakota-Vermillion; Turner County Herald (Hurley SD), June 24, 1909.
Liz Almlieliz.almlie@state.sd.usCounty government.605-773-605657401
Lat: 45.464654; Long: -98.486663; UTM NAD 1983 Zone 14 E: 540131.180082; N: 5034696.975695
10/16/2018 21:13:42South Dakota
Fall River County
Hot SpringsEvans Hotel
Historic Site. In July 1896, national suffrage campaigner, Clara B. Colby, addressed a “fair-sized audience” on equal suffrage from the veranda of the Evans Hotel. In August 1910, while in town with Florence Jeffries to organize a county equal suffrage club, Rose Bower spoke on suffrage at the Evans to a large audience. The large, sandstone Evans Hotel was built in 1892 and listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 as part of the Hot Springs Historic District. It is now used for housing.
July 1896; August 1910Clara B. Colby, Rose Bower
South Dakota Equal Suffrage Association
545 North River Street
http://www.soakinhotsprings.com/13-evans-hotel/ ; https://sddigitalarchives.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/photos/id/6817/
Hot Springs Weekly Star (SD), July 17, 1896; August 18, 1910.Liz Almlieliz.almlie@state.sd.us605-773-605657747Lat/Long 43.435016, -103.480943No
10/16/2018 22:27:41South Dakota
Lawrence County
LeadHomestake Opera House
In October 1914, Catherine Waugh McCullough spoke on suffrage at the Opera House in Lead. In August 1916, as part of the "flying squadron" campaign tours, Effie McCollum Jones spoke at the Homestake theater and Rose Bower played cornet.
October 1914; August 1916
Catherine Waugh McCullough; Effie McCollum Jones; Rose Bower
South Dakota Universal Franchise League
313 West Main Street
Jean McLeod Doughty,  “The Suffrage Movement in Lawrence County,” In Some History of Lawrence County (Deadwood: Lawrence County Historical Society, 1981), 655; Lead Daily Call (SD), August 8-9, 1916.
Liz Almlieliz.almlie@state.sd.us
Arts and culture site; theater
605-773-60565775444.351885, -103.766766No
10/24/2018 16:03:05South Dakota
Lake County
MadisonAdams Hotel (now called the Renaissance Phoenix Hotel)State suffrage organizers, such as Laura Clay and Laura Gregg, often stayed at the Adams Hotel. It was the campaign headquarters for the Arizona Equal Suffrage Association in the fall of 1912, when suffragists were lobbying men to vote in favor of the suffrage initiative which was on the ballot November 5, 1912.Fall 1913Frances Munds, President of the Arizona Equal Suffrage Association, Laura Clay, Laura Gregg
Arizona Equal Suffrage Association
101 N. 1st StreetHeidi Osselaer, author of Winning Their Place: Arizona Women in Politics, 1883-1950, pp. 30-50, as well as research notesMary Melcher
8/9/2018 9:16:53Rhode IslandProvidenceProvidenceRoger Williams Hall
The first RI Woman's Suffrage Convention was held in this hall on December 11, 1868. Paulina Wright Davis elected president. Another meeting of the RIWSA was held in this hall on October 25, 1869.
Paulina Wright Davis and Elizabeth Buffum Chace
RI Woman's Suffrage Association
Roger William Hall, 98 Westminster St. (building no longer standing)
History of Woman Suffrage, Vol. 3 page 340. Manufacturer & Farmer's Journal October 25, 1869
Russell J. DeSimonerussbook1@cox.net401-846-74872903Yes
8/9/2018 9:23:00Rhode IslandProvidenceProvidenceUnion Hall
Union Hall was the site of a RI Woman’s Suffrage Association’s meeting on November 1, 1869. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the guest speaker, addressed an audience of nearly 400 people.
1869Elizabeth Cady StantonRIWSA
Corner of Weybosett and Eddy streets (building no longer standing)
Manufacture and Farmer's Journal November 4, 1869Russell J. DeSimonerussbook1@cox.net401-846-74872903No
8/9/2018 9:37:32Rhode IslandProvidenceProvidenceDavis Park
Home of Paulina Wright Davis the first president of the New England Women’s Suffrage Association and editor of the newspaper The Una. The Una was first published in Providence in February 1853. The publication moved to Boston where it continued to be published until October1855.
1850s to 1870s.Paulina Wright DavisRIWSA
830 Chalkstone Avenue home of Paulina Wright Davis (home no longer standing)
RI Business DirectoryRussell DeSimonerussbook1@cox.net401-846-74872908Yes
8/9/2018 12:22:27Rhode IslandProvidencePawtucketMusic Hall
Mrs. Mary A. Livermore delivered a lecture entitled “The Home at the Ballot Box” along with remarks by Henry B. Blackwell on the evening of March 21, 1887. One of many lectures in Rhode Island on woman suffrage in advance of the women suffrage referenda on April 6, 1887. Rhode Island was the first of the eastern states to submit a woman suffrage referenda to the electorate.
1887Mary A. Livermore, Henry B. BlackwellRIWSA229 Main St.Manufacturer and Farmer's Journal March 21, 1887Russell J. DeSimonerussbook1@cox.net401-846-74872860No
8/9/2018 12:51:19Rhode IslandProvidenceProvidenceLow's Opera House
Mrs. Mary A Livermore and Mrs. J. Ellen Foster delivered a lecture “The Home at the Ballot Box” on the evening of March 8, 1887. On April 4th and 5th afternoon and evening mass woman suffrage meetings were held. One of many lectures and mass meetings in Rhode Island on woman suffrage in advance of the women suffrage referenda on April 6, 1887. Rhode Island was the first of the eastern states to submit a woman suffrage referendum to the electorate.
Mary A. Livermore, J. Ellen Foster, Rev. Ada C. Bowles, Wm. Lloyd Garrison Jr., Julia Ward Howe, Henry B. Blackwell and many others
RIWSAWestminster Street
Manufacturer and Farmer's Journal March 7, 1887 and April 4, 1887
Russell J. DeSimonerussbook1@cox.net401-846-74872903No
8/9/2018 22:45:12Rhode IslandProvidenceProvidence15 Market Square
Location of the printers Sayles, Miller and Simons, printers of The Una edited by Paulina Wright Davis, The Una, the first women’s newspaper in the nation dedicated to women’s equal rights. Its masthead proudly proclaimed, “A Paper Dedicated to the Elevation of Women”.
1853-1854Paulina Wright Davisnone15 Market Square
Story of A Sub-Pioneer by Sarah M. Algeo, page 75. A Dictionary of Printing, Publishing, Bookselling & Allied Trades in Rhode Island by H. Glenn Brown and Maude O. Brown, page 171.
Russell J. DeSimonerussbook1@cox.net401-846-74872903Yes
8/9/2018 23:33:09Rhode IslandProvidenceProvidence
Sayles Hall, Brown University Campus
Sayles Hall on Brown University Campus hosted numerous WSA lectures on woman suffrage including a series of lectures in the mid-1890s under the title “Woman’s Contribution to the Progress of the World. Lectures included Abby Goold Woolson, Mary A. Livermore, Lillie Devereux Blake, Lillie Chace Wyman, Alice Stone Blackwell, Mary F. Eastman, Prof. Katherine Hanscom and the Rev. Anna Garlin Spencer. Also Mrs. Annie Cobden Sanderson of England spoke at Sayles Hall in December 1907 and Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt in 1916
1895, 1907 and 1916
Abby Goold Woolson, Mary A. Livermore, Lillie Devereux Blake, Lillie Chace Wyman, Alice Stone Blackwell, Mary F. Eastman, Prof. Katherine Hanscom, Rev. Anna Garlin Spencer, Mrs. Annie Cobden Sanderson and Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt
RIWSASayles Hall, Brown University
Brown Herald, April 5, 1895, Providence Evening Tribune, December 12, 1907, Evening Tribune February 17 & 18, 1916 and Bristol Phoenix February, 1916. Also The Story of a Sub-Pioneer by Sarah M. Algeo, page 94.
Russell J. DeSimonerussbook1@cox.net401-846-74872903No
8/12/2018 6:51:33Rhode IslandProvidenceProvidenceHome of M. Kindberg & I. Kindstedt
In 1915 Maria Kindberg and Ingeborg Kindstedt were the two women Swedish immigrants that accompanied Sara Bard Field on a cross-country drive from San Francisco to Washington DC. Carrying a petition for Congress and President Wilson signed by 500,000 people favoring women suffrage. Kindberg was the driver and Kindstedt was the mechanic on their historic automotive trip. On May 6, 1916 both women were among five women who incorporated under the name Congressional Union of Providence, Rhode Island. The purpose of the organization as listed by the Secretary of State’s office was to secure an amendment to the United States constitution enfranchising women.
1915 and 1916Maria Kindberg and Ingeborg KindstedtRIWSA and Congressional Union557 Westminster Street,
Newseum: Unsung Heroes: Road Trip for Suffrage, see: http://www.newseum.org/2015/03/08/unsung-heroes-road-trip-for-suffrage/
Russell J. DeSimonerussbook1@cox.net401-846-74872909No
8/13/2018 23:01:30Rhode IslandProvidenceProvidencePond Street Baptist Church
At a meeting of the RI Union of Colored Women's Clubs on October 11, 1913 Sarah Algro, President of the RIWSA, gave a talk entitled “Votes for Women”, followed by open discussion on why the Rhode Island Union of Colored Women Clubs should endorse the suffrage movement. After which the RI Union of Colored Women's Clubs voted to endorse the suffrage cause.
1913Sarah Algeo,, Mrs. Bertha G. Higgins
RI Union of Colored Women's Clubs
Pond Street Church
Providence Evening Tribune, October 14, 1913 and Story of a Sub-Pioneer by Sarah Algeo, pages 164 and 165.
Russell J. DeSimonerussbook1@cox.netWomen's Clubs401-846-74872903No
8/13/2018 23:30:43Rhode IslandNewportNewportMusic Hall
The National Woman’s Suffrage Association sponsored a woman’s suffrage conference at the Academy of Music on August 19 and 20, 1869. In attendance Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Ms. Susan B. Anthony, Mrs. Paulina Wright Davis, Mrs. Sarah Helen Whitman, Mrs. Isabella Beecher Hooker, etc.
August 19 and 20, 1869
Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Ms. Susan B. Anthony, Mrs. Paulina Wright Davis, Mrs. Sarah Helen Whitman, Mrs. Isabella Beecher Hooker, etc.
National Woman's Suffrage Association
250 Thames Street
Manufacturer and Farmer's Journal, August 16, 23, 26 and 30, 1869.
Russell J. DeSimonerussbook1@cox.net401-846-74872840No
8/16/2018 7:58:27Rhode IslandProvidenceProvidenceOld State House, Benefit Street
In 1884 site of Woman’s Suffrage Convention in attendance Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglas, Lucy Stone and many others.
Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglas, Lucy Stone, etc.
RIWSA150 Benefit Street
The Story of a Sub-Pioneer by Sara M. Algeo, page 82.Russell J. DeSimonerussbook1@cox.net401-846-74872903No
8/16/2018 8:09:07Rhode IslandProvidenceProvidenceBlackstone Hall
On October 22. 1885 Blackstone Hall was the site of the annual meeting of the RIWSA. Mrs. Elizabeth B. Chace presided. Addresses were presented in the afternoon and evening.
Elizabeth Buffum Chace, Cora Scott Proud, Mrs. Harriett Shattuck and others
Corner of Washington and Snow street (building no longer standing)
The Rhode Island Pendulum (East Greenwich) October 23, 1885
Russell J. DeSimonerussbook1@cox.net401-846-74872903No
8/16/2018 9:35:24Rhode IslandProvidence
East Providence
East Providence Town Hall
A lecture “Shall the Women of Rhode Island Vote?” given by Mrs. A A. Claflin and Mary F. Hall held in Town Hall, Watchemoket on March 23, 1887.
1887Mrs. A.A. Claflin, Mary Hall RIWSA
Broadway (building destroyed by fire in 1976)
Manufacture and Farmer's Journal, March 21, 1887Russell J. DeSimonerussbook1@cox.net401-846-74872914No
8/16/2018 10:02:40Rhode IslandProvidenceProvidenceBell Street Chapel
The Bell Street Chapel was built and paid for by James Eddy a wealthy philanthropist. His wife bequeathed money on her death to both Lucy Stone and Susan B. Anthony. Bell Street Chapel was the place from which the Rev. Anna Garlin Spenser conducted her ministry. She was a major activist in the suffrage cause in both Rhode Island and New York. She was also the founder of the Rhode Island Woman’s Peace Party. The Bell St. Chapel also hosted the 29th annual meeting of the RIWSA in October 1906.
1906Rev. Anna Garlin Spencer, Sarah J. EddyRIWSA3 Bell streethttp://www.bellstreetchapel.org/Pawtucket Evening News, October 9, 1906Russell J. DeSimonerussbook1@cox.net401-846-74872909No
8/17/2018 8:19:29Rhode IslandProvidenceCentral FallsHome of Elizabeth Buffum Chace
Elizabeth Buffum Chace, along with Paulina Wright Davis, was co-founder of the RI Woman’s Suffrage Association. She served as this association’s president from 1870 until her death in 1899 at age ninety-two. This home also served as a stop on the underground railroad. Many prominent people in the abolition movement visited her at this home.
1857 on
Elizabeth Buffum Chace, Lillie Wyman Chace and others
Corner of Hunt and Broad streets (home no longer standing)
Elizabeth Buffum Chace and Her Enviornment by Lille Wyman, Vol. I, page 309 and Elizabeth Buffum Chace and Lillie Chace Wyman by Elizabeth C. Stevens pages 56 and 83.
Russell J. DeSimonerussbook1@cox.net
Anti-Slavery Society and underground railroad
8/17/2018 8:30:08Rhode IslandProvidenceCentral FallsHome of Lillie Chace Wyman
Lillie Wyman was the editor of the RIWSA newspaper The Amendment. In 1887 Rhode Island placed a constitutional amendment on the ballot to allow women the right to vote on the same terms as men, The Amendment served as the RIWSA’s official organ to promote this suffrage amendment.
1880s onLillie Chace WymanRIWSA1192 Broad Street, Central Falls, RI
Elizabeth Buffum Chace and Lillie Chace Wyman by Elizabeth C. Stevens pages 150-151.
Russell J. DeSimonerussbook1@cox.net401-846-74872863No
8/17/2018 20:17:30Rhode IslandProvidenceProvidenceFirsr Universilist Church, Providence
Evening of March 23rd, 1887 Mrs Ex. Gov Wallace of Indiana delivered a talk in favor of the Rhode Island suffrage amendment. One of many lectures in Rhode Island on woman suffrage in advance of the woman suffrage referenda on April 6, 1887.
1887Mrs. Ex. Gov. Wallace of IndianaRIWSA
250 Washington Street, Providence, RI
http://www.firstuniversalist.net/Manufacturer and Farmer's Journal, March 24, 1887Russll J. DeSimonerussbook1@cox.net401-846-74872903No
8/17/2018 20:28:45Rhode IslandProvidenceProvidenceWestminster Congregational Church
On Thursday evening March 24th 1887 in the Vestry of the Westminster Congregational Church Mrs. Julia Ward Howe delivered a talk on the pending RI Woman Suffrage Amendment.
1887Mrs. Julia Ward HoweRIWSA119 Mathewson Street, ProvidenceManufacturer and Farmer's Journal, March 24, 1887Russell J. DeSimonerussbook1@cox.net401-846-74872903No
8/17/2018 20:38:27Rhode IslandProvidenceProvidence
Music Hall (building no longer stnding)
Mrs. Ex.Gov. Wallace, mother of Gen. Lew Wallace gave a lecture on “Woman Suffrage” at Music Hall on March 29, 1887.
1887Mrs. Ex- Gov Wallace of IndianaRIWSA276 Westminster Street, Providence Manufacturer and Farmers Journal, March 28, 1887Russell J. DeSimonerussbook1@cox.net401-846-74872903No
8/18/2018 6:14:55Rhode IslandProvidenceProvidenceChapel, Pembroke College
Susan B. Anthony spoke to the women students of Pembroke College on October 11, 1901 about the differences between woman’s education of today and sixty years ago.
1901Susan B. AnthonyRIWSA
Chapel, Pembroke College (now Brown University)
Brown Daily Herald, October 12, 1901Russell J. DeSimonerussbook1@cox.net401-846-74872903No
8/18/2018 6:32:41Rhode IslandProvidenceProvidence
Opera House (building no longer standing)
On December 7, 1911, noted English militant suffragette Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst delivered a suffrage lecture to members of the RI Woman’s Suffrage Association and the College Equal Suffrage League at Providence’s Opera House.
1911Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst
RIWSA and College Equal Suffrage League
Opera House, Dorrance Street at corner of Pine Street
Evening Tribune, December 7, 1911Russell J. DeSimonerussbook1@cox.net401-846-74872903No
8/18/2018 6:56:06Rhode IslandProvidenceProvidenceButler Exchange
In 1912 the Butler Exchange became the new headquarters of the RIWSA and it remained as such until the passage of the 19th Amendment. The offices continued on as the RI League of Woman Voters.
1912 onSarah Algeo
RIWSA and League of Woman Voters
123 Westminster Street (building no longer standing)
Pawtucket Times, March 5, 1912Russell J. DeSimonerussbook1@cox.net401-846-74872903No
8/18/2018 8:33:56Rhode IslandNewportNewport
Heardquarters, Newport County Woman Suffrage League
At this site on July 18, 1912 the Newport County Woman Suffrage League opened its new headquarters. The ceremony was disrupted by a German oompah-pah band supposedly paid for by the ‘antis’. The police were called to remove the band. Mrs. Maude Howe Elliot presided and Mrs. Alva Belmont was the guest speaker.
Maude Howe Elliot and Alva Vanderbilt Belmont
Newport County Woman Suffrage League
Franklin Street, Newport
Pawtucket Times, July 18, 1912, Newport Daily News July 19, 1912 and Evening Tribune July 19, 1912
Russell J. DeSimonerussbook1@cox.net401-846-74872840No
8/18/2018 8:56:01Rhode IslandNewportNewportMarble House, Newport
Marble House, summer home of Alva Belmont, is where she hosted suffrage lectures on August 24th and 28th, 1909, in attendance were the mayor of Newport and the governor of RI. On July 26, 1914 Marble House host Miss Alice Paul, president of the Congressional Union for Woman’s Suffrage for a meeting to discuss plans for a political campaign to defeat Democratic Congressmen who oppose woman suffrage. On August 29 & 30, 1914 Alva hosted a two-day conference of the National Advisory Council of the National Woman’s Party.
1909 and 1914
Alva Vanderbilt Belmont, Julia Ward Howe, Rev. Dr. Anna Howard Shaw and others
National Woman Suffrage Association and Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage
Marble House, Bellevue Avenue, Newport

Pawtucket Times August 19 and 25, 1909 and Newport Daily News July 27, 1914
Russell J. DeSimonerussbook1@cox.net401-846-74872840Yes
8/18/2018 9:20:08Rhode IslandNewportPortsmouthHome of Sarah J. Eddy
Here in 1901 Susan B. Anthony stayed as a guest while her portrait was painted by Miss Eddy. Sarah J. Eddy was also vice president of the RI Woman’s Suffrage Association and co-founder of the Newport County Woman Suffrage League. Ms. Eddy’s mother was the benefactress of both Susan B. Anthony and Lucy Stone bequeathing to them a large sum of money upon her death in 1882.
1901Susan B. Anthony and Sarah J. Eddy
RIWSA and Newport County Woman Suffrage League
567 Bristol Ferry Road, Portsmouth, RI
The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony by Ida Husted Harper, Vol.3 pages 1241 - 1243.
Russell J. DeSimonerussbook1@cox.net401-846-74872871No
8/19/2018 10:48:54Rhode IslandProvidenceProvidenceRhode Island State House
On April 17, 1917 Governor R. Livingston Beeckman signed a suffrage bill granting RI women the right to vote for President of the United States. Rhode Island becomes the first state to confer on women presidential suffrage alone.
1917Gov. Beeckman, Sarah AlgeoRIWSA82 Smith Street, Providence, RI Pawtucket Times, April 5, 12 & 18, 1917Russell J. DeSimonerussbook1@cox.net401-846-74872903Yes
8/19/2018 10:59:41Rhode IslandProvidenceProvidence
Narragansett Hotel (no longer standing)
National Woman’s Party holds conference on May 18, 1917. Guest speaker Alva Vanderbilt Belmont.
1917Alva Vanderbilt BelmontNational Woman's Party
Corner of Weybosset and Dorrance streets
Newport Mercury, May 11, 1917Russell J. DeSimonerussbook1@cox.net401-846-74872903No
8/19/2018 11:47:31Rhode IslandProvidenceProvidenceHome of Sarah Helen Withman
Sarah Helen Whitman is best known as a poetess and the one-time fiancée of Edgar Allen Poe but she was also active in the RI woman’s suffrage movement. Whitman was elected a vice president of the RIWSA at its inalgural meeting in December, 1869. She died in 1878 well before the movement took hold but she should be remembered for her poem “Woman’s Sphere” which contains these lines:
Must she then sit with folded hands and tarry,
Till some fair sybil tell her “whom to marry?”
Better devote her time to ward committees,
To stumping States and canvassing the cities;
Better no more on flimsy fineries dote,
But take the field and claim the right to vote.
1860s and 1870sSarah Helen WhitmanRIWSA39 Benevolent Street
Elizabeth Buffum Chace and Her Environment by Lillie Wyman, volume 1, page 311 and website: http://www.womenhistoryblog.com/2013/03/sarah-helen-whitman.html
Russell J. DeSimonerussbook1@cox.net401-846-74872903No
8/20/2018 8:08:50Rhode IslandProvidenceProvidenceHome of Sara Algeo
Sara Algeo served in a number of leadership roles in the woman’s suffrage movement during the early 20th century, most noteworthy as president of the RI Woman Suffrage Association and General Chairman of the Woman’s Suffrage Party. In 1920 she was one of the delegates from the United States to the International Suffrage Alliance in Geneva, Switzerland. She also wrote the most definitive account of the woman suffrage movement in Rhode Island with her book The Story of a Sub-Pioneer. Numerous suffrage guest including Mrs. Pankhurst were guest at her home.
Sara Algeo, Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst and others
RIWSA394 Angell Street, Providence, RI
The Story of a Sub-Pioneer by Sara Algeo, pages 48-50 and 175.
Russell J. DeSimonerussbook1@cox.net401-846-74872903No
8/21/2018 7:18:40Rhode IslandNewportPortsmouthOak Glen, Home of Julia Ward Howe
Julia Ward Howe was not only the author of the “Battle Hymn of the Republic” but was president of the Newport County Woman’s Suffrage League until her death in 1910. From this home her daughter Maud Howe Elliot, on July 1, 1916 also president of the Newport County Woman’s Suffrage League hosted a meeting of the League in celebration of suffrage planks in the platforms of both the Republican and Democratic parties.
1916Julia Ward Howe and Maude Howe Elliot
Newport County Woman's Suffrage League
745 Union Avenue, PortsmouthBristol Phoenix, June 30, 1916Russell J. DeSimonerussbook1@cox.net401-846-74872871No
8/21/2018 8:26:58Rhode IslandNewportNewportCasino Theatre
The New England Woman Suffrage Convention was held in the Casino Theatre August 11, 1887. Attending were Julia Ward Howe, Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone and numerous others.
Julia Ward Howe, Susan B. Anthony, Lucy Stone and many others
Newport Woman Suffrage League194 Bellevue Avenue, NewportManufacture and Farmers Journal, August 15, 1887Russell J. DeSimonerussbook1@cox.net401-846-74872871No
8/21/2018 12:38:41Rhode IslandProvidenceProvidenceMathewson Street Church
This church hosted the RIWSA’s annual meeting on May 15, 1900. Again on April 19, 1912 the church was the site of a joint meeting of the RIWSA and the College Equal Suffrage League. Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association was the guest speaker. Nearly two years later the church was the site for a meeting of the Rhode Island Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage with a lecture by Miss Lucy Price on February 17, 1914.
1900, 1912 and 1914Arnold Chace and Dr. Anna Howard Shaw
RIWSA, College Equal Suffrage League, National American Suffrage Association
134 Mathewson Street, Providence
Pawtucket Times, May 16, 1900, Bristol Phoenix April 9, 1912 and Evening Tribune February 17 and 18, 1914
Russell DeSimonerussbook1@cox.net401-846-74872903No
8/21/2018 13:00:52Rhode IslandProvidenceProvidence
Library Hall (building no longer standing)
More than 400 members of the Woman’s Suffrage Party from across the state met at Library Hall on the evening of February 17, 1914. The meeting was presided over by Mrs. Saah Algeo; guest speakers were Mrs. Carl Barus and Mrs. Jerome Fitz. This meeting was counterbalanced by an “anti” meeting across town the same evening by the Rhode Island Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage.
Sara Algeo, Mrs. Carl Barus and Mrs. Jerome Fitz
RI Woman Suffrage Party12 Olneyville SquareEvening Tribune February 17 and 18, 1914Russell J. DeSimonerussbook1@cox.net401-846-74872909No
8/24/2018 10:14:44Rhode IslandProvidenceProvidenceCasino, Roger Williams Park
Members of the RI Woman’s Suffrage Party celebrated Women’s Independence Day, May 2, 1914, with an all-day celebration at Roger Williams Park including a lecture at the Park Casino by Rabbi Dr. Stephen Wise of New York entitled “Call of Democracy”.
May, 1914
Rabbi Dr. Stephen Wise and Elizabeth Upham Yates
Roger William Park, 1000 Elmwood Avenue
Evening Tribune May 3, 1914 and The Story of a Sub-Pioneer by Sara M. Algeo, pages 190, 198, 200-201
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8/26/2018 17:11:14Rhode IslandBristolBristolRockwell Hall
On January 20, 1915 the Bristol County Equal Suffrage League hosted a talk entitled “Woman’s Real Self” by Mrs. Dexter Thurber, newly elected vice president of the league.
1915Mrs. Dexter Thurber
Bristol County Equal Suffrage League
442 Hope StreetThe Bristol Phoenix, January 22, 1915Russell J. DeSimonerussbook1@cox.net401-846-74872809No
8/26/2018 17:29:03Rhode IslandBristolBristolD'Wold Inn (no longer standing)
At this inn about 150 women heard a talk by Mrs. Jerome M. Fitts of the RIWSA. The meeting was held under the auspices of the Bristol County Equal Suffrage League on September 13, 1915. Mrs. Fitts spoke on the principles of equal suffrage and the work in general throughout the country.
Mrs. Jerome Fitts, Mrs. Dexter Thurber, Mrs. LeBaron C. Colt and others
Bristol County Equal Suffrage League
Thanes Street (harborside)Bristol Phoenix, September 14, 1915Russell J. DeSimonerussbook1@cox.net401-846-74872809No
8/26/2018 17:57:12Rhode IslandProvidenceProvidenceInfantry Hall (no longer standing)
On November 15, 1913 Mrs. Pankhurst made a second visit to Rhode Island and spoke at Infantry Hall in Providence under the auspices of the RIWSA
1913Mrs.. Emmeline PankhurstRIWSA132-170 South Main Street
Evening Tribune, November 15, 1913 and The Story of a Sub-Pioneer by Sara M. Algeo, pages 170 - 173.
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8/26/2018 22:03:25Rhode IslandWashington
South Kingstown
Wright's Hall, no longer standing
The RIWSA held a meeting on the evening of March 9, 1887 to discuss support for the RI suffrage amendment to be submitted to voters in April. Rev. Ada C. Bowles and Henry B. Blackwell spoke.
Rev. Ada C. Bowles and Henry B. Blackwell
RIWSA9 Columbia Street (Wakefield)Manufacturer and Farmers' Journal, March 14, 1887Russell J. DeSimonerussbook1@cox.net401-846-74872879No
8/26/2018 22:20:10Rhode IslandWashington
South Kingstown
Temperance Hall
Site of the founding of the Wakefield Woman’s Suffrage League on November 13, 1888. The meeting was presided by Mr. John A. Brown. Mrs. E J. Smith delivered an talk addressing the arguments used by opponents of woman suffrage.
1888John E. Brown and Mrs. E.J. Smith
RIWSA and Wakefield Woman's Suffrage League
42 Columbia Street - rear (Wakefield)
The Narragansett Times, November 16, 1888Russell J. DeSimonerussbook1@cox.net401-846-74872879No
8/26/2018 22:29:29Rhode IslandWashington
North Kingstown
Odd Fellow's Hall
An Equal Suffrage rally was held on November 14, 1916 at the Odd Fellows’ Hall. Speakers included Mrs. Agnes Jenks, president of the Rhode Island Equal Suffrage Association, Miss Elizabeth Yates, Honorary President and Miss Mable Orgelman, State Organizer. The rally was accompanied with music provided by Clark’s Orchestra.
1916Elizabeth Yates and Mable OrgelmanRI Equal Suffrage Association90 Phillips Street (Wickford)Wickford Standard, November 17, 1916Russell J. DeSimonerussbook1@cox.net401-846-74872852No
8/27/2018 6:19:19Rhode IslandKent
East Greenwich
Marlboro Street Chapel
On January 14, 1878 Mrs. Margaret Campbell delivered a lecture on woman’s suffrage.
1878Margaret CampbellRIWSACorner of Long and Marlboro streetsThe Rhode Island Pendulum, January 11 and 18, 1878Russell J. DeSimonerussbook@cox.net401-846-74872818No
8/27/2018 6:41:29Rhode IslandKent
East Greenwich
Baptist Church
A meeting was held on March 9, 1887 in the Chapel of the Baptist church to organize a Woman’s Suffrage Association. Elected as president was Mrs. S.H. Day, 1st vice president Mrs. Thomas Chace, 2nd vice president Mrs. S.W.K. Allen and 3rd vice president Mrs. William H. Taylor. Also in this church on March 19, 1891 at the meeting of the Kent County Woman’s Christian Temperance Union in East Greenwich Miss Elizabeth Yates, a leading suffragist from Maine, delivered a suffrage address “Woman’s Sphere”.
1887 and 1891
Mrs. S.W.K. Allen, Mrs. William H. Taylor. and Miss Elizabeth Yates,
RIWSA and Kent County Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Corner of Peirce and Montrose streets
The Manufacturer and Farmer's Journal, March 10, 1887, the Rhode Island Pendulum, March 11, 1887 and the Wickford Standard, March 21, 1891
Russell J. DeSimonerussbook1@cox.net401-846-74872818No
8/27/2018 6:53:57Rhode IslandKent
East Greenwich
Town Hall (no longer standing)
On March 24, 1887 a woman’s suffrage meeting was held in the new town hall. An address was read by William Lloyd Garrison Jr. followed by Mrs. Ex-governor Wallace of Indiana. One-week latter on March 31st Mrs. Ellen Forster of Iowa addressed a standing room only audience in town hall. The title of her address was “The Enfranchisement of Women”.
William Lloyd Garrison Jr. and Mrs. Wallace and Mrs. Ellen Forster
RIWSAMain StreetThe Rhode Island Pendulum, March 25 and April 1, 1887Russell J. DeSimonerussbook1@cox.net401-846-74872818No
8/27/2018 7:23:14Rhode IslandWashingtonWesterlyArmory Hall (no longer standing)
On June 14, 1869 Armory Hall was the site of a Woman’s Suffrage Convention. Mrs. Paulina Wright Davis, President of the RIWSA, presided.
1869Paulina Wright DavisRIWSAMain street
Manufacturer and Farmer's Journal June 14, 1869 and Providence Evening Press, June 14, 1869
Russell J. DeSimonerussbook1@cox.net401-846-74872891No
2/2/2018 13:48:01Pennsylvania FayetteDawsonLinden Hall at St. James’ Park
In July 1915, Sarah B. Cochran opened her home (Linden Hall) to host a suffrage tea/rally fundraiser that featured Dr. Anna Howard Shaw as its speaker; an estimated 500 or 600 men and women attended, each paying $1 each to benefit Fayette County Woman Suffrage Party. The meeting was called to order with a potato masher so people would understand that suffragists were still domestic.
July 1915
Sarah B. Cochran (owner of Linden Hall), Dr. Anna Howard Shaw (speaker at tea/rally)
Fayette County Woman Suffrage Party at 1915 event
432 Linden Hall Roadwww.lindenhallpa.com
For suffrage rally: “Open Fayette County Campaign,” The Pittsburgh Post, 30 July 1915, page 9, column 3 and “Stirring Rally for Suffrage in Fayette,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (The Gazette Times), 30 July 1915, page 7; Linden Hall’s National Register of Historic Places application document: http://www.dot7.state.pa.us/CRGIS_Attachments/SiteResource/H096396_01H.pdf; General information: the National Women’s History Museum bio of Sarah B. Cochran that I wrote is available with resources at https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/sarah-cochran and my guest blog post for the Women’s Museum of California is at https://womensmuseum.wordpress.com/2017/11/29/the-coal-queen-you-need-to-know-now/
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