In October 1915, Anita Pollitzer marched in the famous suffrage parade down New York City’s Fifth Avenue.
Anita Pollitzer with Tennessee Representative John Houk, Knoxville Mayor Ernest Neal, and Representative Brooks [R. I. Johnson], outside the National Woman’s Party Tennessee Headquarters, in August 1920. With her persistence, Senator Harry Burns of Tennessee changed his vote on the 19th Amendment, allowing the bill to become law and granting women the right to vote.
Anita and Alice Paul, co-founder of the National Woman’s Party, at Susan B. Anthony’s grave, circa 1920.
The Pollitzer family home at 5 Tradd Street.
Carrie Pollitzer (1881-1974)
In 1912, Carrie Pollitzer operated a stand at the corner of King and Broad streets (right), where she distributed literature educating the public on women’s suffrage.
Mabel Pollitzer (1885-1979)
Mabel (pictured at right with Anita) devoted four decades to teaching at Memminger Normal School, while also serving as state chair and publicity director for the National Woman’s Party.
Anita Pollitzer (1894-1975)
An undated letter from Georgia O’Keeffe (pictured right) to Anita in response to her request for a visit to South Carolina's Historical Society.
A 1918 suffrage march in Washington, DC.
Anita (second from left) at a women’s rights conference in Lake Placid, New York, circa 1920.
The 1915 suffrage parade in New York City.
Anita with W.J. Jameson, chairman of the National Finance Committee of the Democratic Party, checking the Tennessee legislature votes on ratification in 1920.
The sisters—Carrie (far right), Mabel (third from right), and Anita with husband Elie Edson (third and fourth from left) at a Charleston garden party in the 1930s.
These intrepid sisters broke gender barriers at the College of Charleston, reformed public school curriculum, and worked to get the 19th Amendment ratified