Night after night

“Night after night by the light of an old-fashioned fireplace, we plotted and planned the coming agitation, how, when, and where each entering wedge could be driven, by which woman might be recognized, and her rights secured . . . Such battles were fought over and over again.” Elizabeth Cady Stanton
ecs-sba-sketchI love this sketch from a photograph of Susan B. Anthony (left) and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.  I recently found in “The San Francisco Call” Dec. 4, 1896. (I included the original photo in my book about ECS and SBA.)
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Historic Election

21463313-mmmainWonderful idea! Mayor Lovely Warren of Rochester, NY, announced that Mount Hope Cemetery where Susan B. Anthony is buried will open early and close late on election day (7:30 am – 9 pm). It’s a tradition for people to come and leave “I voted” slickers on her headstone. I’m planning to go to Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx and pay my respects to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Carrie Chapman Catt and Mary Garrett Hay. If you’d like the location of a historic women’s grave in your area, leave me a comment and I’ll check my records.

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Always a Storm

Monday morning, Sept. 7, 1914, in Pensacola, FL, newspaper readers found a 12-page “Equal Suffrage Edition” in their newspaper the “Pensacola Journal.” Here are two images from that edition: seq-17-copy“Votes for Women” radiate around Liberty; seq-11-6-copythe adrift-on-a- raft-working woman with the $6 pay check is surrounded by shark fins labelled: clothes, rent, laundry, food.

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Essential indispensable heritage

seq-5-11-copy“Women’s history is . . . an essential indispensable heritage from which we can draw pride, comfort, courage, and long range vision.” wise words from pioneering historian Gerda Lerner; The image of Susan B. Anthony appeared on the front page of a newspaper in Union City, TN in 1906.

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A Remedy

ecs-celeryElizabeth Cady Stanton’s remedy for “Nervous Ills” . . . just what’s needed for dealing with 2016 election jitters. (I discovered this ad today in “The Salt Lake Herald” June 20, 1896, p. 3.)

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101 years old!

Supporter Jerry Emmett holds signs before a campaign rally by Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at Carl Hayden Community High School in Phoenix, Arizona March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Supporter Jerry Emmett holds signs before a campaign rally by Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at Carl Hayden Community High School in Phoenix, Arizona March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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Lest we underestimate

Lest we underestimate the resistance to women as participants in the political arena today- Nov. 2, 1915 – women suffrage amendments to the state constitutions of Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania were soundly defeated! That same year, on Oct. 19th, a woman suffrage amendment was defeated in New Jersey, where some women were enfranchised from 1776-1807.img110img109

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Votes for Women

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March 3, 1913, an estimated 8,000 women marched in a spectacular suffrage parade in Washington, D.C. (in 2013 my oldest granddaughter and I marched in a reenactment of that historic event.)
This image was on the front page of “The Evening Star,” a Washington, D.C.
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“Brainiest Women”

mary-church-terrell-copyI love the phrase “Brainiest Women” in the caption that reads: MRS. MARY CHURCH TERRELL, President of the National Association of Colored Women. Her Address on “Woman Suffrage” the Hit of the Recent Gathering of America’s Brainiest Women.” The “recent gathering was the 32nd annual convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, the last one of Susan B. Anthony’s presidency.

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New Possibilities

American social worker and suffragist Jane Addams (1860 - 1935) wearing a hat and gloves while seated at a writing desk with a pen in hand.   (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

American social worker and suffragist Jane Addams (1860 – 1935) wearing a hat and gloves while seated at a writing desk with a pen in hand. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Jane Addams’ contributions were so deep and wide and transformative. Recently I’ve been looking at her role in women’s fight for the vote, in other words – women’s fight to participate in the political arena. “What after all has maintained the human race on this old Globe despite all the calamities of nature and all the tragic failings of mankind, if not faith in new possibilities and courage to advocate them.” Jane Addams

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