Category Archives: Women’s History

“When it comes to justice . . .”

“When it comes to justice, there is no easy way to get it. You can’t sugarcoat it. You have to take a stand and say, ‘This is not right.’ And I did.” In March of 1955, fifteen-year-old Claudette Colvin was … Continue reading

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Women’s March on Washington

Linda and I went to the Women’s March on Washington, January 21, 2017, with oldest grandchild  Sophie and her parents Jonathan and Katrin. On the way to the March we met this family who were happy to pose for a … Continue reading

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Marching in Washington!

Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s great, great granddaughter, Coline Jenkins, who wrote a wonderful blurb for my book, just emailed me this photo from Washington, D.C. Linda and I managed to knit 4 “pussy hats,” as per instructions on the “Pussyhat Project” … Continue reading

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Celebrate what women have done

My longtime friend Molly Murphy MacGregor, Executive Director and Cofounder of the National Women’s History Project (the group that spearheaded the establishment of National Women’s History Month) just sent me a jpeg of their wonderful new publication. I bought several … Continue reading

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Remember!

Tomorrow – January 10 – in 1917,  a band of bold suffragists, led by Alice Paul, launched a new tactic in the ceaseless fight for the vote – picketing the White House, (occupied by President Woodrow Wilson).  At 10 a.m.,  … Continue reading

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Faith Spotted Eagle

FYI: Faith Spotted Eagle, a member of the Yankton Sioux tribe, head of the Brave Heart Society, and a leader in victories against the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipeline. – is the first indigenous leader to receive a vote … Continue reading

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“Think about it hard.”

Last night, December 1, 2016, Linda and I attended the premier of the first opera written by a woman performed at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City since 1903.  (“(Read that sentence again, and think about it hard.)” wrote Zachary … Continue reading

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“Lays Down Life . . .”

Today – November 25 – in 1916 – Inez Milholland Boissevain died in a Los Angeles hospital, after collapsing while giving a suffrage speech.  Known as the “Idol of Suffragists” she was an international known  tireless and beloved advocate for … Continue reading

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Why the Delay?

In thinking about the resistance to women in the political arena in America, I think about the historical resistance to woman suffrage.   In their book Woman Suffrage and Politics.  published in 1926, six years after ratification of the 19th Amendment … Continue reading

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We will win this battle yet, Susan!

Sessions, Bannon, Flynn, Pompeo . . .reading those names prompts me to think of Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s letter to Susan B. Anthony in 1871: Outraged by the joint judiciary committee’s report, an “open declaration” that women were “not citizens” ECS … Continue reading

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