Born in China, Mabel Ping-Hua Lee immigrated to the United States on a scholarship. She rode on horseback in the 1912 New York City suffrage parade and delivered speeches supporting the cause. Victory came in 1917, when New York granted women the vote. However, federal law prevented Lee, a Chinese immigrant, from becoming a citizen and exercising this right.


  • Title: Mabel Ping-Hua Lee
  • Date Created: ca. 1920-25
  • Publisher: Bain News Service
  • Original Source: Library of Congress
  • Rights: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

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