"In the Beginning, all America was Virginia."
William Byrd II
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The Story of Virginia

Lila (Meade) Valentine

Lila (Meade) ValentineLila (Meade) Valentine (1865–1921), president of the Equal Suffrage League, championed causes of health and education reform. Ironically, she never cast a ballot. Too ill to go to the polls in 1920, she died without ever exercising the franchise.

Learn more about the Equal Suffrage League.

Due to the inclement weather, our galleries, museum shop, and research library will be opening at 11:30 am on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.

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