NINA ALLENDER, SUFFRAGE CARTOONIST
WITH A DRAWING PENCIL SHE HELPED WIN THE VOTE FOR WOMEN
One of only a handful of female political cartoonists in the early 20th century, Nina Allender played a vital role in the women's suffrage movement. She was recruited by the famous activist Alice Paul to be the "official cartoonist" of The Suffragist, the weekly newspaper of the National Woman's Party. Unafraid to criticize powerful men and challenge the status quo, Allender created dramatic cartoons that captured national attention and influenced public opinion, leading to passage of the 19th Amendment and full voting rights for women.