The Long Beach Suffrage Centennial Circle and the Historical Society of Long Beach seek YOUR recommendations for 100 Women who are feminists/womanists, who broke barriers, or who gave extraordinary service to the community. 


  • Short biographies of people identifying as women who reflect the diverse ethnic, cultural, and geographic community of greater Long Beach. Attach 250-1000 words.
  • Stories of ordinary women who led extraordinary lives or participated in movements that positively affected local communities or the position of women in the world. 
  • Hidden histories of women who were “firsts” in their careers, or leaders/resolute workers for social justice in faith-based communities, government, politics, and other areas. 
  • Biographies of deceased women or “elders.” They need not reside in LB area or have passed away here but have had influence locally.
  • Recognition of those Suffragists upon whose shoulders we stand, for without the right to vote we are powerless.

     Representation will be chosen by the LB Suffrage 100, and selected stories will be highlighted during the celebration and exhibition. We reach out to you because a project like this has not been undertaken. Women (who make up over 50% of our community) and our stories have not been well-documented or recognized.

Please click here for all details and the nomination form.