New York State Women's History

Louisine Elder Havemeyer

Louisine Elder Havemeyer of New York City and Islip, Long Island was a militant suffragist. She was a suffragist speaker, activist and contributor. She was a co-founder of the National Women’s Party. She created a popular symbol, the "Torch of Liberty” She tried to burn an effigy of Woodrow Wilson, was arrested, jailed and then traveled across the country on the “Prison Special" train raising awareness to influence legislators.
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