The right to vote. The Women’s Suffrage Movement began in the mid-19th century as part of a larger push for broad-based economic and political equality and for social reforms, which included changing voting laws to allow women to vote. Although voting rights were enacted for women in 1920, some women, such as American Indians and African Americans, were not allowed to actually exercise the voting franchise until much later.

Mentioned in the UNLADYLIKE profiles about Grace Abbott: and Martha Hughes Cannon: and Annie Smith Peck: and Jeannette Rankin: and Rose Schneiderman: and Mary Church Terrell: and Maggie Lena Walker: