Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
This was the home of sisters Carrie (1881-1974), Mabel (1885-1979), and Anita Pollitzer (1894-1975), longtime activists for women’s rights. Anita, an artist and wife of press agent Elie C. Edson, played a pivotal role in the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment, which allowed women to vote. She was national secretary, then chair of the National Woman’s Party (the forerunner of the National Organization for Women) from 1921 to 1949.
In 1918 Carrie Pollitzer, co-founder and assistant principal of the S.C. Kindergarten Training School, led a successful effort to enroll women in the College of Charleston. Mabel, a science teacher at Memminger High School, organized an early school lunch program there. She also served as chair and publicity director of the state National Woman’s Party and helped found the first free public library in Charleston County, which opened in 1931.
Erected 2006 by The Center For Women. (Marker Number 10-49.)
Location. 32° 46.795′ N, 79° 56.312′ W. Marker is in Charleston, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Pitt Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located between Wentworth and
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Marine Hospital (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jenkins Orphanage (about 800 feet away); Fielding Home for Funerals (about 800 feet away); United States Marine Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Affra Harleston Coming (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Medical College of South Carolina Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); President's House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Glover - Sottile House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charleston.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 552 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 4, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.