Portrait of Estelle Hall Young
Estelle Hall Young was a leading African American suffragist in Baltimore, Maryland, in the early twentieth century. Born in Georgia, Young attended Spelman College and the Atlanta University before moving to Baltimore in 1905. Though originally trained as a schoolteacher, she put aside the profession after her marriage to Howard E. Young, a pioneering Baltimore pharmacist. The Youngs were active in social causes, and Estelle Hall Young devoted herself in particular to the fight for women's suffrage. In 1915 she became president of Baltimore's new Progressive Women's Suffrage Club, also known as the Colored Women’s Suffrage Club.