In 1919, suffragists went on a train tour highlighting the inhumane prison sentences served by so many women who fought for the right to vote. The story of the Prison Special isn't as much a tale of triumph as a reminder of how bad it can get right before victory.
Emmeline Pankhurst founder of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) which was an all-women suffrage advocacy organisation dedicated to "deeds not words". Emmeline is pictured here in a First Class carriage leaving Waterloo station, London, 1910
Jeannette Rankin making her first speech to the House of Representatives in August, Rankin was the first woman elected to Congress and the only member of the House to vote against U. participation in both World War I and World War II.