Nurses Fight For The Right To Vote: Spotlighting Four Nurses Who Supported The Women’s Suffrage Movement

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Phoebe Ann Pollitt PhD, Associate Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: The Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees women the right to vote. Its ratification in 1920 represented the culmination of a decades-long fight in which thousands of women and men marched, picketed, lobbied, and gave speeches in support of women’s suffrage. This article provides a closer look at the lives of four nurse suffragists—Lavinia Lloyd Dock, Mary Bartlett Dixon, Sarah Tarleton Colvin, and Hattie Frances Kruger—who were arrested for their involvement in the women’s suffrage movement.

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Pollitt, Phoebe. (2018). "Nurses Fight for the Right to Vote." AJN The American Journal of Nursing: November 2018 - Volume 118 - Issue 11 - p 46–54. doi: 10.1097/ Publisher version of record available at: NC Docks re-print is not the final published version.
Language: English
Date: 2018
social justice, voting rights, women's suffrage

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