History Spotlight: Remembering AIS Suffragists

Mary Windsor, AIS Class of 1892; Suffragist

This Election Day, we’re remembering AIS alumnae who fought for women's right to vote — and all activists who have worked to ensure voting rights for all Americans. Pictured is Mary Winsor, The Agnes Irwin School Class of 1892 and a grad of Drexel University and Bryn Mawr College. Mary, the founder and president of the Pennsylvania Limited Suffrage League, was also active with the National Woman’s Party. She was jailed in 1917, and again in 1918, while fighting for women's suffrage. 

Other notable Agnes Irwin suffragists — all of whom also spent time in jail for their activism — include Mary’s sisters Ellen Winsor, Class of 1900, and Rebecca Winsor, Class of 1898; Cora Coates Crawford, Class of 1896; May T. Sullivan, Class of 1903; and Dora Kelly Lewis, Class of 1878, who helped form the National Woman's Party, and was arrested at least five times between 1917 and 1919.

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