Submitted by Diana Bailey, MD State Coordinator, NVWT
The Talbot Historical Society, the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center, the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites, and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation unveiled a new historical marker on May 14, 2022, honoring Mary Bartlett Dixon and Mary Jenkins and recalling their dedication to women’s rights.
Dixon and Jenkins led Talbot County’s historic Just Franchise League from 1909 to 1919. Dixon was a noted grassroots activist for the suffrage movement and organized “porch and parlor” meetings, pamphleteering, marches, and petition drives throughout the state. Jenkins was Maryland’s representative at state suffrage conventions and was considered a faithful Talbot County leader for the cause.