Severance, Caroline M. (1820–1914)

The women's movement in the United States has continually been one of struggle and perseverance. Many women have been extremely influential and have received much attention, based upon the farreaching effects of the history-making movements that began in the 19th century. While famous women's movement supporters such as Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton deserve much of the recognition, many remain unknown. Perhaps the most overlooked woman to encourage the woman suffrage movement was Caroline Severance, who was responsible for the foundation of the movement's organization. Through Severance's active role in the basic operations of the woman suffrage movement, a newfound exuberance began that allowed women across the United States to expand their influence and continue the fight for equal opportunity and treatment.

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