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Carrie Chapman Catt

Carrie Chapman Catt
Theodore C. Marceau, 1868/9 - 1922
Carrie Clinton Lane Chapman Catt, 9 Jan 1859 - 9 Mar 1947
c. 1901
Gelatin silver print
Image/Sheet: 18.3 × 12.5 cm (7 3/16 × 4 15/16")
Mount: 25.8 × 20.1 cm (10 3/16 × 7 15/16")
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National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of University Women's Club, Inc.
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Susan B. Anthony groomed Carrie Chapman Catt to lead the suffrage movement. Catt was a brilliant organizer who, after attending her first meeting in 1890, soon became indispensable to the National American Woman Suffrage Association. From 1868 on, suffragists conducted, in Catt’s estimation, “56 campaigns of referenda to male voters; 480 campaigns to urge Legislatures to submit suffrage amendments to voters; 47 campaigns to induce State constitutional conventions to write woman suffrage into State constitutions; 277 campaigns to persuade State party conventions to include woman suffrage planks; 30 campaigns to urge presidential party conventions to adopt woman suffrage planks in party platforms, and 19 campaigns with 19 successive Congresses.” After 909 campaigns conducted by three generations of women, Catt led the last charge. She organized campaigns to gain the necessary approvals from thirty-six states, including the final one in Tennessee.
Susan B. Anthony adiestró a Carrie Chapman Catt para dirigir el movimiento sufragista. Catt era una organizadora brillante, quien a partir de su primera reunión en 1890 se hizo indispensable para la Asociación Nacional Americana Pro Sufragio de la Mujer. Desde 1868, las sufragistas habían realizado, según Catt, “56 campañas de referendos para los votantes varones; 480 campañas para exhortar a las legislaturas a presentar enmiendas pro sufragio a sus votantes; 47 campañas para inducir a las convenciones constitucionales a incluir el sufragio femenino en las constituciones estatales; 277 campañas para persuadir a las convenciones estatales de los partidos políticos de incluir el sufragio en sus plataformas; 30 campañas para exhortar a las convenciones presidenciales de los partidos a incluir el sufragio en sus plataformas y 19 campañas para 19 Congresos sucesivos”. Después de 909 campañas realizadas por tres generaciones de mujeres, Catt lideró la última ofensiva, organizando esfuerzos para obtener la aprobación de los 36 estados que necesitaban, hasta el último, que fue Tennessee.
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