Esther Griffin White


Journalist, politician, Richmondite, Quaker, arts-advocate—these few words barely scrape the surface of Esther Griffin White’s rich life.  Notably, Esther was the first female in Indiana whose name appeared on an official election ballot. Additionally, she published The Little Paper, which was a newspaper entirely of her own production. Her opinionated writing style, along with her support for the rights of women, African Americans, and teachers led some to criticize Esther throughout her journalistic career. 


Digitizing History Ford/Knight 2012