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Suffrage and the Women Behind It
Session of the National Woman's Suffrage Association in Chicago, 1880
The campaign for women's suffrage began in earnest in the decades before the Civil War. It gained momentum in the 1850s, led by abolitionist activists such as Lucy Stone, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Alice Paul.
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