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The Equal Suffrage League of Virginia

 
 
The Equal Suffrage League of Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 4, 2013
1. The Equal Suffrage League of Virginia Marker
Inscription. Eighteen women dedicated to obtaining the vote and expanding women’s traditional roles formed the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia (ESL) at 919 West Franklin Street on 20 Nov. 1909. Under Lila Meade Valentine’s leadership, the ESL grew to more than 100 local chapters and 30,000 members statewide. The ESL held public suffrage rallies and supported social reform movements to urge the General Assembly to amend the state constitution. Although the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution passed in 1920, when the ESL became the League of Women Voters, Virginia did not ratify it until 1952.
 
Erected 2010 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA-86.)
 
Location. 37° 32.993′ N, 77° 27.222′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is on West Franklin Street east of North Harrison Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 919 W Franklin St, Richmond VA 23284, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Richmond Howitzers Monument (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Monroe Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Richmond College (approx. 0.3
919 W Franklin St image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 4, 2013
2. 919 W Franklin St
miles away); Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jacob House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lee (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hartshorn Memorial College (approx. half a mile away); Maggie Lena Walker (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Categories. Civil Rights
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 4, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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