Turn the pages of history and you may be shocked to know the appalled state of women in society back then. Unlike the present times, women of the yesteryears were mere objects of home, untitled, bereft of civil and constitutional rights and deprived of any freedom. Had it not been for the women’s rights activist, we would not have Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Indra Nooyi, Melinda Gates, Anna Patricia Botin or Taylor Swift at their top spots today! Talking of women’s rights activists, American women’s rights activist have played a pivotal role in the women suffragist movement. Be it 19th century civil rights leader Susan B Anthony or Amelia Bloomer, leader and strategist Alice Paul or first American woman Nobel laureate, Jane Addams, each of them committedly fought for social equality to give women an equal status in the society. It was for the efforts of these valiant women that the society turned to the issues concerning women. Basic amenities like freedom of speech, right to vote, gender discrimination, sexual and reproductive health rights, gender-based violence were unheard of concepts that women activists not just brought to the forefront but successfully conquered them to help uplift the status of women in society. Browse through this section to get details about the life and works of American women’s rights activists.
Sojourner TruthSojourner Truth

01 December 1797

Hillary ClintonHillary Clinton

26 October 1947

Susan B. AnthonySusan B. Anthony

15 February 1820

Jason RalphJason Ralph

07 April 1986

Alice WalkerAlice Walker

09 February 1944

Mary Edwards WalkerMary Edwards Walker

26 November 1832

Ayaan Hirsi AliAyaan Hirsi Ali

13 November 1969

Elizabeth Cady StantonElizabeth Cady Stanton

12 November 1815

William Lloyd GarrisonWilliam Lloyd Garrison

12 December 1805

Alice PaulAlice Paul

11 January 1885

Dorothy DayDorothy Day

08 November 1897

Jeannette RankinJeannette Rankin

11 June 1880

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Margaret FullerMargaret Fuller

23 May 1810

Lucretia MottLucretia Mott

03 January 1793

Lucy StoneLucy Stone

13 August 1818

Carrie Chapman CattCarrie Chapman Catt

09 January 1859

Mary Church TerrellMary Church Terrell

23 September 1863

Anna Howard ShawAnna Howard Shaw

14 February 1847

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Matilda GageMatilda Joslyn Gage

24 March 1826

Emily Greene BalchEmily Greene Balch

08 January 1867

Anna Julia CooperAnna Julia Cooper

10 August 1858

Pearl BuckPearl Buck

26 June 1892

Angelina GrimkeAngelina Grimke

20 February 1805

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Rosalie EdgeRosalie Edge

03 November 1877

Joan Chandos BaezJoan Chandos Baez

09 January 1941

Emma WillardEmma Willard

23 February 1787

Maud Wood ParkMaud Wood Park

25 January 1871