100 years ago, the 19th Amendment was passed, giving women the right to vote. A Santa Fe woman, Nina Otero Warren, worked hard to see this happen.
Nina was born in the 1800’s to a wealthy Spanish American family. One of her close relatives became the Governor of the Territory of New Mexico. She had the best education a wealthy girl could have, first with private tutors and then attending a boarding school. But, because she was a girl, her education stopped at age 13.
She was expected to marry young and take care of her home and family. Working for a political cause was unthinkable. Nina had other ideas. Living in Santa Fe at the time, she was instrumental in involving influential Spanish American women and men in the suffrage issue which was critical to New Mexico’s legislature ratifying the 19th Amendment – the 32nd state to do so.
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