1820 Susan B. Anthony is born in Adams, Massachusetts
1848 First women’s rights convention is held in Seneca Falls, New York.
1851 Susan B. Anthony meets Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the two begin a 50-year relationship focused on achieving women’s rights.
1861-1865 Civil War pits the northern states against the southern states. Women’s rights take a back seat to the fight to end slavery.
1865 13th Amendment is ratified, abolishing slavery
1868 14th Amendment is ratified, guaranteeing citizenship to all people born or naturalized in the U.S., including former slaves. The amendment declares that all men over age 21 should be able to vote.
1869 Wyoming and Utah territories grant women the vote. (Utah rescinds the right in 1887 and reinstates it in 1896 when it becomes a state.)
1870 15th Amendment is ratified, giving African-American men the right to vote.
1872 Susan B. Anthony is arrested in her home city of Rochester, New York, for voting illegally. She is tried and fined $100. She never pays the fine.
1873 Nina Evans is born in Auburn, Kansas.
1878 Woman Suffrage Amendment first introduced to U.S. Congress
1881 Evans family moves to Washington, D.C.
1890 National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) is formed.
1894 Nina Evans marries Charles H. Allender
1905 Nina Evans Allender sues Charles H. Allender for divorce.
1906 Nina Allender studies art in Europe.
1912 Nina Allender joins Washington’s Stanton Suffrage Club and campaigns in Ohio for NAWSA. She and her mother meet Alice Paul and agree to help her in the suffrage effort.
1913 Nina Allender works as a clerk at the Government Land Office. The Congressional Union is formed and later becomes the National Woman’s Party (NWP).Suffrage parade in Washington, D.C., day before President Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration.
1914 Nina Allender’s starts cartooning for The Suffragist, a newspaper published by the National Woman Party.
1917 The U.S. enters W.W. I. Picketers, including Alice Paul, are arrested and imprisoned. They go on hunger strikes and are force fed. They are eventually released when public learns of their mistreatment.
1918 W.W. I comes to an end. President Woodrow Wilson changes his mind about suffrage and urges that women be given the right to vote.
1919 The Susan B. Anthony Amendment, granting women the right to vote, passes the House and Senate.
1920 Tennessee becomes the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment and women finally have the right to vote under law.Nina Allender’s “Victory” cartoon appears on the front page of The Suffragist. The Library of Congress hosts an exhibition of her cartoons.The League of Women Voters forms.
1921 Nina Allender is employed at the Treasury Department. She begins cartooning for Equal Rights, the new publication of the National Woman’s Party.
1923 NWP proposes Equal Rights Amendment.
1936 U.S. Postal Service issues a Susan B. Anthony stamp based on an image from one of Nina Allender’s cartoons.
1942 Nina Allender is retired and moves to Chicago.
1957 Nina Allender dies in Plainfield, New Jersey, where she had been living with a niece. Her death is reported in numerous newspapers including The Washington Post.