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Stories of the suffrage movement in Sonoma county.
Sonoma County Suffragist Stories: Petaluma Black Pioneers
The names of eight Black Petalumans, all married couples, were found on a suffrage petition that was presented to the California state legislature in 1870. Some of these individuals were trustees of the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Union Church in Petaluma, and some of their grave sites resi...
Anna Morrison Reed was a poet, lecturer, journalist, and publisher from Ukiah -- and she became a leading advocate for women's suffrage in Sonoma County and statewide. Anna's story is a fascinating one, because in her early years as a lecturer, she held anti-suffrage views, but as she got older, her...
Abigail Haskell lived in Petaluma, California in the mid- and late 1800s. She was a champion of women's education and equal pay for equal work, a fierce and opinionated writer, and a leader in the women's suffrage movement in Sonoma County and California. {slider=Credits} Produced by: Isabel Fischer...

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