Mabel Ping-Hua Lee
19th Amendment Outdoors Museum
She said in an article she authored, "We believe in the idea of democracy; woman
suffrage or the feminist movement (of which woman suffrage is a fourth part) is the
application of democracy to women... The fundamental principle of democracy is
equality of opportunity... It means an equal chance for each man to show what his
merits are... the feminists want nothing more than the equality of opportunity for
women to prove their merits and what they are best suited to do."
Erected 2020 by Maren Conrad.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Asian Americans • Civil Rights • Women. In addition, it is included in the Women's Suffrage series list.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maria Guadalupe Evangelina de Lopez (here, next to this marker); Laura de Force Gordon (here, next to this marker); Dr. Margaret 'Mike' Chung (here, next to this marker); Naomi Anderson (here, next to this marker); Sara Plummer Lemmon (a few steps from this marker); Gertrude Weil (a few steps from this marker); Julie Soderlund (a few steps from this marker); Jeannette Rankin (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
More about this marker. This is one of nineteen markers that comprise the 19th Amendment Outdoor museum, erected in 2020 as part of the "I Vote" project, honoring suffragettes and their work.
Also see . . .
1. Chinese Girl Wants Vote (YouTube, 12 min.). 2020-produced Chinese-language mini-documentary (Chinese title: 她为美国妇女争取选举权 自己却没有选举权(这故事不在史书上)) depicting Ms. Lee's efforts to extend the right to vote. (No subtitles) (Submitted on April 21, 2021.)
2. Dr. Mabel Ping-Hua Lee (U.S. National Park Service). "Women won the right to vote in New York State in (Submitted on April 21, 2021.)
3. Mabel Ping-Hua Lee: How Chinese-American Women Helped Shape the Suffrage Movement (US NPS). "Mabel Ping-Hua Lee was a feminist pioneer. She was the first Chinese woman in the United States to earn her doctorate and an advocate for the rights of women and the Chinese community in America. However, due to discriminatory immigration laws, she was unable to become a citizen of the United States. Despite this injustice, she played an important part in the fight for voting rights both in the United States and in China." (Submitted on April 21, 2021.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 21, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.