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Albina Washburn

Added by yongli on 10/14/2020 - 13:42, last changed on 10/26/2022 - 20:38
Albina Washburn (1837–1921) was an important early resident of what is now Loveland and later an influential proponent of women’s suffrage and temperance across Colorado. In 1876 she advocated for women’s suffrage at the state constitutional convention, and in 1880 she cofounded the Colorado branch...

Alice Hale Hill

Added by yongli on 02/16/2021 - 12:59, last changed on 02/16/2021 - 12:59
Alice Hale Hill (1840–1908) was a Denver philanthropist who helped lead institutions such as the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) and the Denver Free Kindergarten Association. Wife of Nathaniel P. Hill , a smelting entrepreneur and US senator, she created the first free kindergarten...

Carrie Clyde Holly

Added by yongli on 09/14/2020 - 14:37, last changed on 10/19/2022 - 05:41
Carrie Clyde Holly (1856–1943) of Pueblo County was elected to the state House of Representatives in 1894, making her one of the first three female legislators in the United States. In 1895 Holly became the first woman to get a bill she drafted made into law, the so-called Holly Law, which raised...

Frances Klock

Added by yongli on 09/14/2020 - 16:41, last changed on 11/12/2022 - 09:51
Frances S. Klock (1844–1908) was one of the first three women—along with Clara Cressingham and Carrie Clyde Holly —to serve as a state legislator in the United States. The three ran for office in 1894, one year after women in Colorado achieved the right to vote . In addition to serving as a member...

Henry Browne Blackwell

Added by yongli on 09/14/2020 - 13:42, last changed on 02/09/2023 - 15:42
Henry Blackwell (1825–1909) worked with his wife, Lucy Stone , to pave the way for women’s suffrage . Blackwell advocated for equal rights at the local, state, and national levels throughout the second half of the nineteenth century. He worked to create nationwide change, but his contributions to...

Legislative Sessions and Women’s Suffrage (1861–93)

Added by yongli on 09/14/2020 - 14:44, last changed on 08/26/2022 - 07:41
In 1893 Colorado became the first state to enact women’s suffrage by popular referendum, when a majority of male voters approved an amendment to the Colorado Constitution . The passage of women’s suffrage built on decades of earlier work in the Colorado Territorial Legislature (1861–76) and state...

Lucy Stone

Added by yongli on 03/12/2020 - 15:12, last changed on 10/18/2022 - 08:51
Lucy Stone (1818–93) was an orator, abolitionist, and suffragette who founded the American Woman Suffrage Association. In 1877 she campaigned for a women’s suffrage referendum in Colorado alongside fellow suffrage champion Susan B. Anthony . Although the 1877 measure was defeated, Stone and Anthony...

Mary Lord Pease Carr

Added by yongli on 12/01/2021 - 14:58, last changed on 11/12/2022 - 09:56
Mary Carr (1838–1933) was a dedicated philanthropist, cofounder of Longmont ’s first public school and one of its first teachers, charter member of the National Woman’s Relief Corps , and an activist for women’s suffrage and equality. She helped shape modern Colorado by aiding in the establishment...
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