Cemetery tours highlight women's suffrage activists

Until the middle of September, the

Until the middle of September, the "Women of Woodlawn" are being highlighted in walking tours and digital tours that can be accessed on smartphones. (8/24/15)

THE BRONX - From pioneers and financiers, Woodlawn Cemetery is the final resting place for four influential women who helped win the right to vote.

Until the middle of September, the "Women of Woodlawn" are being highlighted in walking and digital tours that can be accessed on smartphones.

The most famous person of the group is Elizabeth Caddy Stanton, who worked closely with Susan B. Anthony at the start of the movement and formed the National American Woman Suffrage Association.

Alva Vanderbilt Belmont helped fund the association at the turn of the century. Carrie Chapman Catt founded the League of Women Voters and was key in getting the 19th Amendment passed.

Catt is buried next to activist Mary Garrett Hay.

August marks 95 years since the passage of the 19th Amendment.

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