Judith Winsor Smith, who for decades fought for women's suffrage, spent the last part of her long life in Jamaica Plain.

JP Women Played Big Role in Suffrage Movement

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.