Category Archives: Women’s History

Inez Milholland

http://tinyurl.com/hjzoqdw Check out this trailer for documentary in progress about the charismatic suffragist Inez Milholland, who gave her life in women’s fierce fight for the vote.  The filmmaker is Martha Wheelock.

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Alice Paul

Repeatedly arrested, Alice Paul was jailed, roughly mistreated, finally brutally force-fed . Why? Because of her unwavering, fearless activism in the fierce fight for women’s vote in the United States, a right that was finally won in 1920 with the … Continue reading

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Fannie Farmer

“All that life has requires nourishment,” wrote Fannie Farmer in her innovative cookbook that was first published today–January 7th–in 1896. In the “Boston Cooking School Cookbook,” Farmer introduced the science of food, nutrition, “tried and tested recipes” and standard measurement … Continue reading

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Lucretia Mott

Happy Birthday to Lucretia Coffin Mott, the preeminent social reformer, abolitionist, women’s rights activist, Quaker preacher, born this day–January 3rd–on Nantucket Islandc in 1793.  The photo is from an out-of-print book I found in a used bookstore.  Beside it is … Continue reading

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Rosa Parks

Sixty years ago today–Dec. 1, 1955–Rosa Parks refused to move from her bus seat. This bronze and stainless steel, over life-size sculpture by Thomas Jay Warren depicts Rosa Parks sitting on a bus seat. The quotation beside her reads: “You … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Happy 200th Birthday–November 12, 205– to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, author of the Declaration of Sentiments, modeled on the Declaration of Independence an presented at the Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention, 7/19-20, 1848:  It began with: “All men and women are … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton: “Be kind, noble, generous, magnanimous, true to yourself and your friends.” An iconic figure, Stanton’s image appeared on suffrage banners and buttons in the both the U.S. and England. This button reads from top to bottom: “Equal … Continue reading

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Countdown

Countdown to Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s 200th birthday on 11/12: “Remember that beauty works from within, it cannot be put on and off like a garment, and it depends far more on the culture of the intellect, the tastes, sentiments, and … Continue reading

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Suffrage: Why not to vote for it 1914

Scary reasons why not to vote for woman suffrage in 1914: women wearing pants, playing billiards, carrying a gun, delivering mail, smoking cigars, fighting fires!

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Voters in Four States

Voters in four states defeated woman suffrage referendas in 1915: New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania, a mind-boggling historic fact!  This tubboat was used to connect the fight for the vote in New York and New Jersey. The date … Continue reading

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