: Portrait of Virginia Darlington Green of Cleveland, Ohio. Green (1851-1929) was included on the "Ohio State Honor Roll" from the League of Women Voters of Ohio, ca. 1930, which listed prominent Ohio women involved in the suffrage movement. Her brief biography from the Honor Roll reads: "Virginia Darlington Green (Mrs. Arnold) was born in Zanesville, Ohio, married and moved to Cleveland. She early became a suffragist. She was a member of the National American Woman's Suffrage Association, and identified herself with the woman's suffrage party when it was organized in Cleveland. For a time she was Eleventh Ward leader In Cleveland and stumped the state for the Ohio Woman's Suffrage Association. Shortly after women were given suffrage, Mrs. Green was elected to the Cleveland Board of Education in 1912, and was a member of it for seventeen years until her death."
This photograph comes from the League of Women Voters of Ohio Collection. The League of Women Voters was first formed at the national level in early 1920 by Carrie Chapman Catt, President of the National Woman Suffrage Association. Soon, additional leagues began to form at the state and local level, with the League of Women Voters of Ohio being organized in May 1920 in Columbus. The League was first formed to empower women to use their newfound right to vote, and today its primary purpose remains citizen education. To this goal, it supports voter registration efforts, provides information on candidates and issues, sponsors debates and offers publications on public policy and voter engagement topics. View on Ohio Memory.
: MSS354_B10_LWVO_VirginiaDarlingtonGreen Subjects
: Women--Suffrage; Social movements; League of Women Voters of Ohio; Suffragists; Activism Places
: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)