Alpha Suffrage Club – Votes for Women Trail Marker

The National Votes for Women Trail Marker will be dedicated on Friday, October 1st at 10 am at the corner of 31st and State Street in Chicago. All are welcome to attend.

Founded in 1913 by Ida B. Wells and several other suffragists in Chicago, the Alpha Suffrage Club played a significant role in activating Black women to support voting rights and women’s suffrage.

The significance of the Alpha Suffrage Club to the story of women’s suffrage in Illinois and the U.S. can be found in several posts on this site including:

Ida B. Wells biography – https://suffrage2020illinois.org/ida-b-wells/

The story of the 1913 Washington D.C. suffrage parade – https://suffrage2020illinois.org/2020/07/06/the-1913-suffrage-parade-in-washington-d-c-an-illinois-perspective/

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