Maryland’s most notable suffragists now unforgotten, thanks to historical markers around the state

Amy Rosenkrans, a MWHC Board Member, unveils the Havre de Grace suffrage marker along with (r) Mayor Bill Martin.

The names of certain famous suffragists have endured: Susan B. Anthony. Alice Paul. Frederick Douglass. Rightfully, they are honored in several national historic sites, such as the National Susan B. Anthony Museum and House. Their courage is never forgotten.

However, Maryland had its own suffragists. These women and men picketed at the White House, travelled statewide in horse-drawn wagons and cars to champion the cause, met at tiny Quaker meeting houses in Montgomery County, traveled with their message around Eastern Shore and descended at national suffrage conventions that took place in Baltimore.

Many of their names had faded into history.

To honor them on the occasion of the 19th Amendment centennial, MWHC, supported by our volunteer women’s history experts and funding from the Pomeroy Foundation, coordinated the installation of permanent historical markers around the state. These markers put Maryland’s valiant women on the map since they become part of the National Votes for Women Trail

As you travel around the state of Maryland, stop off and visit these locations that honor Maryland’s valiant women and preserve their accomplishments for all time.

a map of maryland that includes images of suffragists and a line to the location in maryland that has her historical marker