20 Suffragists to Know for 2020

Woman suffragist holding NWP banner. Library of Congress.
Woman suffragist, Library of Congress.

Don’t see your favorite suffragist among the 20 for 2020? Here’s why…

Who are some of the people you think of when you hear the word “suffragist”?

Perhaps you conjure an image of Elizabeth Cady Stanton or Susan B. Anthony, maybe even Carrie Chapman Catt. Maybe you’ve even heard of Lucretia Mott (one of the organizers of the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention) or Lucy Stone, another founder of the women’s suffrage movement.

However, you may not immediately think of Dr. Mabel Ping-Hua Lee, Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, or Adelina Oterno-Warren. Even though these women do not have the name recognition of women like Stanton and Anthony, they were also important to the success of the movement.

The National Park Service’s “20 Suffragists to Know for 2020” highlights both popular and lesser-known suffragists. These women lived in different parts of the country and worked with other women and men on the local and national scale to fight for women’s suffrage rights.

Explore the list below to find more suffragists. We’ll continue to add new people who spoke out for the woman’s right to vote.

Last updated: June 27, 2019