Rosamonde R. Boyd:
I think, in the nation as a whole, that women assumed such an important role in World War I that the franchise was a reward, really, for their community service and their national service at that time.  I don’t think it could have been delayed much longer after women had played such a significant role in the War.  Keeping the home fires burning and doing the necessary work for the troops that could be done at home and having to take over more male roles, more vocational and occupational positions that men previously had.

- Rosamonde R. Boyd, activist for women's rights in the early 20th century

Interview with Rosamonde R. Boyd by Constance Myers, October 29, 1973, Interview G-0011, in the Southern Oral History Program Collection #4007, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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