Virginia Women Campaign for the Vote, 1870–1920

Virginia suffragists were a remarkable group of talented and dedicated women who have largely been forgotten. As part of the Library of Virginia’s commemoration of the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, biographies of notable suffragists and anti-suffragists have been added to the Library’s online Dictionary of Virginia Biography. Learn about some of them here.


Founders of the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia


Equal Suffrage League of Virginia Officers


Local Equal Suffrage League Leaders


Founders of the Virginia Branch, Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage/National Woman’s Party


Members of the Virginia Branch, Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage/National Woman’s Party


African American Suffrage Advocates


Suffrage Campaigners


Voter Registration Leaders


Anti-suffragists