Biographical Sketches of Woman Suffragists

I’m pleased to share that, since 2018, I’ve been writing sketches for the recently published Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States, and my sketch of Alabama suffragist Pearl Still (Nowlin) has been made available on the site. In addition to the sketch on Still, I’ve also turned in  another for suffragist Mrs. W. N. Wood, who lived in Ensley and whose name maiden name was Mary Elvira Jones. That one should be added this summer. Right now, I am writing a third for Mary Amelia John from Selma, whose married name was Mrs. Frederic Watson. All three of these courageous women worked to expand the vote during the early twentieth century. 

The online project is hosted by Alexander Street, a subsidiary of ProQuest, and is edited by Thomas Dublin and Kathryn Kish Sklar of SUNY-Binghamton. In addition to the entries on mainstream suffragists, there are also sections devoted to Black Women Suffragists and to Militant Women Suffragists from the National Women’s Party.


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