Listen to Quaker Women of Sandy Spring, which describes the indelible influence of Quaker suffragists like Caroline Hallowell Miller in Montgomery County, Maryland. Podcast read by Allison Weiss of the Sandy Spring Museum. Script by Pamela Young, PhD, MWHC volunteer.
Biography by Kacy Rohn, adapted by Dr. Pamela Young
Brought a dormant Maryland suffrage movement to life
Maryland suffrage activity was suppressed for nearly two decades, until 1889 when Caroline Miller, a Quaker and educator, revived it when she began the Sandy Spring Woman’s Suffrage Association and served as its president. She coordinated with the National American Woman Suffrage Association, sending delegates to national suffrage conventions on Maryland’s behalf. In 1892 Miller merged the SSWSA with the Baltimore City Suffrage Club as the stronger and larger Maryland Woman Suffrage Association. MWSA held annual conventions featuring speakers such as Carrie Chapman Catt.