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Women's Rights/Suffrage


Fighting for equality for women and the right to vote. 

Click each name to find a list of resources available at HSP.



Caroline Katzenstein

    - Fought for women’s suffrage, worked for NAWSA

    - Helped found the National Women’s Party

    - Worked towards trying to pass the Equal Rights Amendment

Angelina and Sarah Grimke

    - Rejected upper class southern upbringing to fight against slavery

    - Among the first to see the close connection between abolitionism and women’s rights

    - Spoke to mixed crowds of men and women

Philadelphia Girl’s Rowing Club

-Founded on May 4, 1938, the oldest active women’s club of it’s kind in the United States

-Began because no other rowing club would allow women to join

-First women’s rowing club was sent outside the US to compete, when they went to Vichy, France