SUFFRAGE COIN: This coin – a perfectly ordinary penny minted in 1903 – was part of this civil disobedience. Stamped with the suffragette slogan “votes for women”, it circulated as small change, and spread the message of the campaigners.
Women's Suffrage Turning Points: 1913 - 1917: Women Organize Parade to Disrupt Inauguration, March 1913
Reform Movements "At Last", cover on 'The Suffragist', Saturday, June In September 1918 President Wilson endorsed the amendment granting women the right to vote. It took nine months from Wilson's endorsement until Congress passed the amendment in June
Susan B Anthony pummeled and arrested for attempting to vote in She was fined 100 dollars for registering to vote. CORRECTION: Ada Wright, a British suffragette who was beaten by police on “Black Friday” in NOT Susan B.
Dora Lewis, on the infamous “Night of Terror” at Occoquan Workhouse, was hurled bodily into her cell. She was knocked unconscious and feared dead when she collided headfirst against her iron bed frame.
Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Soviet sniper during WWII. A student at the time, Pavlichenko was among the first to volunteer for the armed forced when the Soviet Union was invaded and declined the opportunity to serve as a nurse instead of a soldier.
Mary Edwards Walker (November 1832 – February was an American feminist, abolitionist, prohibitionist, alleged spy, prisoner of war and surgeon. She is currently the only woman ever to receive the Medal of Honor.