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Doing research today, I read a newspaper article about a huge woman suffrage event “Celebration of Citizenship ” marking the enfranchisement of women in three states in 1912: Arizona, Kansas, and Oregon, and the return of NAWSA’s president, Dr. Anna … Continue reading

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“The Socialist and the Suffragist”

Sociologist and commentator Charlotte Perkins Gilman (7/03/1860-8/17/1935), better known today as the author of the short story The Yellow Wallpaper,  was an ardent suffragist.  Her highly influential 1898 book Women and Economics, examined domestic relationship and advocated women’s economic independence.  Her … Continue reading

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The Fierce Fight for the Vote

Re women’s fight to participate in the political arena, e.g., winning the right to vote: Today, 2/16, in 1904, the Senate Judiciary Committee met to hear testimony in support of a 16th Amendment, enfranchising women. Referring to the first congressional … Continue reading

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Women’s Equality Day

Today–August 26–the fierce fight for women’s right to vote was won ninety-three years ago in 1920, when the Nineteenth Amendment was added to the U. S. Constitution.  In 1971, Representative Bella Abzug, the broad-brimmed-hat wearing, provocatively outspoken, in-your-face fighter for … Continue reading

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Suffragist and Civil Rights Activist

This marker notes the house where Daisy Lampkin, a prominent suffragist and civil rights activist, lived her productive life. Her obituary proclaimed that–“Mrs. Lampkin’s dynamic fund-raising and relentless zeal were outstanding and uplifting. She cannot be replaced. Fortunately, she can … Continue reading

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Bessie Coleman, Lady Gaga, Woman Suffrage

We added two “favorite videos” on our womenshistory channel: a Smithsonian Channel video about Bessie Coleman, the first African-American female pilot, and a woman suffrage video with a Lady Gaga sound track. What do you think? http://www.youtube.com/womenshistory

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