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Nineteenth Amendment Centennial: Suffragists and Women in Practice

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Nineteenth Amendment Centennial: Suffragists and Women in Practice

The year 2019 marks the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. Long before the amendment became a reality, women (and men) were fighting for its passage by making speeches; writing letters, pamphlets and editorials; hosting fundraisers; organizing demonstrations; picketing the White House; and, yes, even going to jail. This article highlights three trailblazing suffragists who became lawyers long before it was the norm for women to enter the profession.