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Suffragists and Suffragettes

Early men and women seeking the right to vote for women

Suffragettes were members of women's organization (right to vote) movements in the late 19th and early 20th century, particularly in the United Kingdom and United States. Suffragist is a more general term for members of suffrage movements, whether radical or conservative, male or female.

The term "suffragette" is particularly associated with activists in the British women's suffrage movement in the early 20th century, whose demonstrations included chaining themselves to railings and setting fire to mailbox contents. One woman, Emily Davison, died at the Epsom Derby. It is unclear what she was trying to achieve when she was run down by the King's horse. Many suffragettes were imprisoned in Holloway Prison in London, and were force-fed after going on hunger strike.

All these folks are related to me, the degree of relation of each indicated in red.

1. ANTHONY, Susan Brownell [1820-1906]
6C6 American suffragette
2. BEECHER, Isabella Holmes [1822-1907]
3C7 American suffragette
3. GREGORY, Alyse [1884-1967]
6C4 Suffragette and writer
4. HOWE, Julia Ward [1819-1901]
4C4 American author, philanthropist, reformer
5. MOTT, Lucretia [1793-1880]
11C5 American reformer and Quaker preacher
6. STANTON, Elizabeth Cady [1815-1902]
5C7 American social activist

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