: Portrait of Mrs. Elizabeth Coit of Columbus, Ohio. Coit (1820-1905) 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: "Elizabeth Greek Coit, mother of Belle Coit Kelton, was president of the first suffrage society of Columbus, a lecturer on Woman's Rights and one who fought valiantly for political education for women through the very early days of the struggle for equal rights."
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_ElizabethCoit Subjects
: Women--Suffrage; Social movements; League of Women Voters of Ohio; Suffragists; Activism Places
: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio);