Minnie Fisher Cunningham


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Minnie Fisher Cunningham

Minnie Fisher Cunningham stands as a leading female activist not only in Texas History, but that of the entire nation. In her early efforts to guarantee women the right to vote, she helped to found the Galveston Equal Rights Association and the Texas Equal Rights Association. She lobbied to Texas become the first southern state to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment. Later in life she ran for both a seat in the U.S. Senate and Governor of Texas, the first woman to do either.


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