Tag Archives: women’s suffrage

  • Bentley Historical Library

    How to Qualify as a Person

    Forty-nine years before women were granted the right to vote in the United States, Nannette Gardner would cast her ballot in Detroit, making women’s history. By fighting tirelessly for women’s rights, she would begin to shake the foundations of power in the United States, and her controversial vote would give the suffrage movement a notable victory.

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  • Child with women's suffrage posters
    Michigan Today

    The Strategic Suffragist

    An ardent advocate for women's suffrage, Michigan alumna Lucia Voorhees Grimes fought tirelessly to get ballots in the hands of women. Grimes not only proved to be a powerful influence in this movement but also in fighting for gender equality after the 19th Amendment had been passed.

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  • Painting of Sarah Gertrude Banks
    Medicine at Michigan

    In Her Own Right

    Sarah Gertrude Banks, one of the earliest women to graduate from the U-M Medical School, cared for patients while championing women’s suffrage.

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