Biographical Database of NAWSA Suffragists, 1890-1920

Biography of Mabel Ping-Hua Lee, 1896-1966

Wikipedia sketch accessible at:

Mabel Ping-Hua Lee immigrated to the United States with her family from China and lived in New York City. At 15 she rode a horse in a New York city suffrage parade and continued to support woman suffrage through its adoption with the 19th Amendment. Because of her Chinese birth she was ineligible for naturalization and thus unable to vote herself. Whether she voted after 1943 when Chinese immigrants became eligible for citizenship and voting rights is not known.

For readers with access to the subscription database, Women and Social Movements in the United States, we have posted a copy of a 1914 article by Mabel Lee:

"The Meaning of Woman Suffrage," The Chinese Students' Monthly, vol. 9 (May 12, 1914), pp. 526-31. [LINK]

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