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Exhibition Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote

Portrait of Adelina Otero-Warren (1881–1965). George Grantham Bain Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

Adelina “Nina” Otero-Warren

Adelina “Nina” Otero-Warren’s enthusiasm for suffrage proved crucial to the movement in New Mexico, where she became a leader in the efforts of the National Woman’s Party to organize the state. Descended from elite Hispanos, or settlers of Spanish-speaking origins, she garnered support for women’s suffrage among Spanish- and English-speaking communities. She later served as New Mexico’s first female government official and made an unsuccessful congressional bid in 1922.