This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Author photo. George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress)

George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress)

Doris Stevens (1888–1963)

Author of Jailed for Freedom

MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
101 (149)2138,433 (4.31)00

Top members (works)

Member favorites

Members: None

Add to favorites
No events listed. (add an event)
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Country (for map)
Place of death
Places of residence
Awards and honors
Short biography
Doris Stevens was born in Omaha, Nebraska. She graduated from Oberlin College and worked as a teacher and social worker in Ohio and Michigan. She became a regional organizer with the National American Woman Suffrage Association. In 1913, after a march on Washington for votes for women, she joined with Alice Paul and others to form the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage (CUWS). The following year, she became a full-time organizer and executive secretary for the CUWS, later known as the National Woman's Party (NWP). In 1917, she was arrested for picketing at the White House and served three days of her 60-day sentence before receiving a pardon from President Woodrow Wilson. She was arrested again in 1919 in the NWP demonstration at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. After the passage of the 19th Amendment, she spearheaded the NWP Women for Congress campaign and assisted female candidates for state office. In 1921, she married Dudley Field Malone, a lawyer who had represented her and other members of the CUWS in court. They lived in New York City and were part of a group of artists and radicals that included Theodore Dreiser, Eugene O'Neill, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Louise Bryant, and Dorothy Day.

She and Malone divorced in 1923 and she later re-married to Jonathan E. Mitchell, a journalist for the New York World. She left the NWP in 1947 and began working with the Lucy Stone League and supporting the establishment of feminist studies as a legitimate academic field in American universities. She published a memoir of her women's rights activism, Jailed for Freedom, in 1920.
Disambiguation notice

Member ratings

Average: (4.31)
3 2
4 1
4.5 1
5 4

Related people/characters

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Doris Stevens is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.


Doris Stevens is composed of 1 name.

Combine with…


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 139,533,433 books! | Top bar: Always visible