Caroline Katzenstein portrait, 1915

Date created 1915
Creator Katzenstein, Caroline

Portraits of Caroline Katzenstein from the Caroline Katzenstein papers [Am .8996]. Katzenstein's first foray into the woman's suffrage movement occurred when she was hired to be secretary of the Pennsylvania branch of the National American Woman's Suffrage Association (NAWSA). After proving her ability to publicize NAWSA's events and goals, she joined the organization's national membership committee and became executive secretary. When the suffrage movement split between those who wanted to obtain suffrage through the states and those who sought to campaign for a federal constitutional amendment, Katzenstein placed her support behind the amendment strategy. She helped found the National Woman's Party which led the suffrage movement to the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920.

Size 1 photograph
Type image
Subjects Katzenstein, Caroline | Pennsylvania Woman Suffrage Association | Women--Suffrage | Women--Suffrage--United States | Women--History--19th century | Women--History--20th century | United States. Constitution. 19th Amendment | National American Woman Suffrage Association | National Woman's Party
Geographical location Philadelphia (Pa.)
Language English
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Local identifier 17569

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