Crenshaw House & Equal Suffrage League, Richmond, Slideshow

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Lila Meade Valentine.

At the November 27, 1909 meeting, Lila Meade Valentine was elected president of the Equal Suffrage League.
   Valentine was an education reformer and public-health advocate who played a vital role in creating and running organizations that improved the health-care and public school systems of Richmond.
   At the same meeting, writer Ellen Glasgow was elected third vice-president, and Anne Clay Crenshaw was elected to a six-member board of directors. The members adopted a constitution and by-laws, and selected the home of a supporter at 307 East Franklin Street as a temporary headquarters (that property is now occupied by a modern building).