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Exhibition Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote

Portrait of Harriet Forten Purvis (1810–1875), ca. 1870s. Illustration in The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony by Ida Husted Harper. Indianapolis and Kansas City: The Bowen-Merrill Company, 1899. Edition donated by Carrie Chapman Catt. NAWSA Collection, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress

Harriet Forten Purvis

Harriet Forten Purvis was an abolitionist and suffragist who founded the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society with her mother, sisters, and Lucretia Mott, among others in 1833. She was a member of the American Equal Rights Association and then the National Woman Suffrage Association.