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Deaf women fought for the right to vote

Deaf women have fought for personal and professional recognition, including the right to vote. Featured in the article are Deaf and hard of hearing women, including Annie Jump Cannon, a pioneering astronomer who experienced progressive hearing loss, Helen K. Watts, British deaf suffragist, and Laura Redden Searing, a gifted deaf American poet, newspaper reporter and writer.

This article was written by Joan Marie Naturale, reference librarian, Rochester Institute of Technology Libraries, Rochester Institute of Technology for The Conversation US, a Media/News company. The article was published on March 11, 2021.

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