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Suffragists in Rhode Island

Pauline Wright Davis, Unknown City: Using her contact and position of congressional wife, she promoted women’s rights in Rhode Island.

Bertha Higgins, Unknown City: Leading Black suffragist.

Mary E. Jackson, Unknown City: Jackson was a state civil service employee who early in the 20th century worked with the Northeast Federation of Colored Women and headed the suffrage department of the National Association of Colored Women.  Writing for a special suffrage issue of the Crisis magazine, Jackson wrote that “ . . . all objections to the ballot for women are but protests against progress, civilization and good sense.”