Month: April 2018

The Power of the Voting Booth: Victorine Adams

The Power of the Voting Booth: Victorine Adams

If Baltimore’s black residents voted in greater numbers, political candidates would have to pay attention to them or risk losing at their hands, the great activist Victorine Adams recognized in the 1940s. So she went out and registered them by the thousands

Continuing the Fight: Lavinia Margaret Engle

Continuing the Fight: Lavinia Margaret Engle

Source: Maryland Women’s Hall of Fame The ratification of suffrage did not mark the end of the fight for women’s voting rights, according to Lavinia Margaret Engle. Women needed to stay organized to overcome any obstacles they might face in exercising their new right, she believed. So she helped to establish the Maryland League of …

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