: Portrait of Lucia McCurdy McBride of Cleveland, Ohio. McBride (1881-1970) 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: "Lucia McCurdy McBride (Mrs. Malcolm L.) was born in Cleveland, educated there and abroad. She became interested in suffrage through the work of the College Equal Suffrage League, and joined the National American Woman's Suffrage Association, the Ohio Women's Suffrage Association, and the suffrage party of Greater Cleveland. At the formation of the League of Women Voters, she became one of its most active members and has been untiring in her support of League measures and activities. She is interested in all civic affairs, and is a warm champion of everything pertaining to the welfare of her city."
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_LuciaMcCurdyMcBride Subjects
: Women--Suffrage; Social movements; League of Women Voters of Ohio; Suffragists; Activism Places
: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)