Dover in Kent County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Delaware Women's Suffrage Memorial
"We are called the Iron-Jawed Angels. Is that supposed to be an insult?"
Delaware suffrage leader Mabel Vernon
In tribute to the heroic effort of those Delawareans who fought unceasingly for generations to bring about passage of the women's suffrage amendment to the U.S. Constitution, an effort that ultimately succeeded in 1920.
These women and many other Delawareans fought for many years to give American women to vote some even suffered arrest and imprisonment, at last, on August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment became part of the United States Constitution.
Erected by The State of Delaware.
Topics. This historical marker and memorial is listed in these topic lists: Civil Rights • Law Enforcement • Women. A significant historical date for this entry is August 26, 1920.
Location. 39° 9.452′ N, 75° 31.227′ W. Marker is in Dover, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is at the intersection of Legislative Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard North, on the left when traveling south on Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 410 Legislative Ave, Dover DE 19901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First State Heritage Park of Dover (a few steps from this marker); Delaware Women's Service Monument (a few steps from this marker); The Women of the Delaware Women's Military Service Monument (a few steps from this marker); We hold in respectful memory… (a few steps from this marker); Legislative Hall: Delaware's Capitol Building (a few steps from this marker); Delaware Public Archives (within shouting distance of this marker); USS Delaware (within shouting distance of this marker); The Compass Rose (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 30, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 30, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.