Elisabeth Freeman, suffragist and civil rights activist, 1913Elizabeth Freeman was born in 1876 to Mary Hall Freeman in England. The family emigrated to the United States and lived on Long Island in New York. Mary worked for an orphanage. In 1913 she took part in the national Suffrage Hike to the inauguration of Woodrow Wilson in Washington, D.C. As a publicity stunt in New York City she wore a gypsy costume and drove a wagon piled with women’s suffrage literature and stenciled with Votes for Women slogans.

Elisabeth Freeman, suffragist and civil rights activist, 1913
Elizabeth Freeman was born in 1876 to Mary Hall Freeman in England. The family emigrated to the United States and lived on Long Island in New York. Mary worked for an orphanage. In 1913 she took part in the national Suffrage Hike to the inauguration of Woodrow Wilson in Washington, D.C. As a publicity stunt in New York City she wore a gypsy costume and drove a wagon piled with women’s suffrage literature and stenciled with Votes for Women slogans.