Jessie Daniel Ames

Born in Palestine, Texas, Jessie Daniel Ames was a leader in the state's women's suffrage movement and a founder of the Texas League of Women Voters in 1919. Active in her Women's Society of Christian Service group in Georgetown, she also served on the Board of the Women's Division of the Methodist Episcopal Church - South and as Director of the Texas Council of the Commission on Interracial Cooperation (CIC).
She was named National Director of the CIC in 1929 and relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, where she founded the Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching.
Read more about Mrs. Ames at the Texas State Historical Association website