Utah Women on the Front Lines of Suffrage Battle

The Salt Lake Tribune published a unique history piece by Eillen Hallet Stone highlighting the Utah women who were front and center in the battle for the equal right to vote.

Called the “Silent Sentinels for Liberty,” these women of protest included R.B. Quay and C.T. Robertson of Utah. They wore gold, white and purple tri-colored sashes and brandished oversized banners and placards that read, “Mr. President, How Long Must Women Wait for Liberty?”

In a 1917 Salt Lake Tribune article, Quay wrote, “Every woman [was] prepared to die for the cause, if necessary.”

Revisit a critical time in women’s history. Read the full article here.