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Pattie Ruffner Jacobs

Pattie Ruffner Jacobs (1875-1935) crusaded for a woman's right to vote during the early twentieth century. She delivered speeches on suffrage across Alabama, provided cash prizes for essays on the topic, and backed other suffrage-related programs. Jacobs was the first president of the Alabama Equal Suffrage Association, and later joined the board of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. She also sat on the League of Women Voters' board, worked with the Consumers' Advisory Board, and was a spokesperson for the Tennessee Valley Authority in Alabama.
Courtesy of Birmingham Public Library Archives