Deaf women who fought for the right to vote

One of the deaf women who worked for voting rights was Annie Jump Cannon.

New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper via Wikimedia Commons


Cannon not only was her class valedictorian at Wellesley College, she became an astronomer at the Harvard College Observatory, along with another prominent deaf astronomer, Henrietta Swan Leavitt.


Joan Naturale, researcher at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf in Rochester, New York, has written a piece about Cannon and other deaf suffragists here.