newsprint, sepia color portrait of Caroline Hollowell Miller. high necked collar, looking at camera

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.