Tuesday is Women's Equality Day, which celebrates women in the U.S. winning the right to vote. It won't surprise you to know that JP has long been a hotbed of activism on behalf of women's rights. Here are a few feminist forebears with ties to JP. For more on all the women below, please visit the Jamaica Plain Historical Society's web site. Judith Winsor Smith: She cast her first ballot in 1920 at the age of 99 after a lifetime of working for women's rights.