"Illegal" voters


"Illegal" voters


We don’t have an affirmative right to vote under the Constitution. There is no explicit promise that citizen = voter. But from 1868-1872, after the ratification of the 14th Amendment, hundreds of white and Black women personally attempted to vote.
Here are some of their names:
Amanda Wall - Washington, DC
Carrie S. Burnham - Philadelphia
Catharine Stebbins - Michigan (pictured)
Catharine V. Waite - Illinois
Charlotte B. Anthony - Rochester
Ellen Rand van Valkenberg - Santa Cruz, California
Ellen S. Baker - Rochester
Emily Pitt Stevens - San Francisco
Guelma Anthony McLean - Rochester
Hannah Anthony Mosher - Rochester
Hannah M. Chatfield - Rochester
Hannah Stone - Roseville, NJ
Jane M. Cogswell - Rochester
Louise Mansfield - Nyack, NY
Lucy Stone - Roseville, NJ
Margaret Garrigues Leyden - Rochester
Margaret Pryor and 171 women in Vineland, NJ
Marilla M. Ricker - Dover, New Hampshire (pictured)
Mary Anderson - Washington, DC
Mary Ann Shadd Cary - Washington, DC
Mary E. Pulver - Rochester
Mary Olney Brown - Olympia, Washington
Mary S. Anthony - Rochester
Mary S. Hebard - Rochester
Mary Wilson - Battle Creek, Michigan
Matilda Joslyn Gage - Fayetteville, NY
Nancy M. Chapman - Rochester
Nanette Gardner - Detroit
Rhoda DeGarmo - Rochester
Sara Andrews Spencer - Washington, DC
Sarah Cole Truesdale - Rochester
Sarah E. Webster - Washington, DC
Sarah M. T. Huntington - Norwalk, CT
Susan B. Anthony - Rochester
Susan M. Hough - Rochester
Tennessee Claflin - New York City
Victoria Woodhull - New York City
Virginia Minor - St. Louis


Daily Suffragist


November 1, 2020


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Daily Suffragist, “"Illegal" voters,” Daily Suffragist, accessed February 8, 2023, https://dailysuffragist.omeka.net/items/show/534.

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