They were just some of the first generation of suffragists: Elizabeth C. Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Lucy Stone, Sojourner Truth, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Sarah Remond, Susan B. Anthony.
Ida B. Wells was a prominent journalist who exposed racial violence in the South. In 1913, she led a trip to Washington, D.C. to march in the national suffrage parade.
Is the U.S. at a tipping point in the nearly 100-year-long fight to ratify the ERA?
Before women's suffrage, Black women led the fight for voting rights—and still do today.