Players' equal suffrage league


Players' equal suffrage league
   Established in 1913 by actress Mary Shaw as a theatrical women's organization with the main goal of promoting woman suffrage, the League membership included several stars, among them Margaret Anglin, Billie Burke, and Jane Cowl. Lotta Crabtree was vice president. Members gave curtain speeches in favor of a woman's right to vote and dispensed literature and organized consciousness-raising activities. The League continued until women were enfranchised.

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