100 Years Ago Today, July 24, 1916

On a hot summer day in 1916 a delegation of woman suffragists called on President Wilson to tell him a “large number of women voters” were waiting to decide for whom they would vote, and wanted to know how he and Charles E. Hughes, the Republican nominee who opposed him, stood on the Susan B. Anthony Constitutional […]

Dates to Remember

Upcoming Events of note: Friday, October 7, 2016 New York Women’s Suffrage Centennial Conference. The New York Cultural Heritage Tourism Network is again meeting in Seneca Falls to help plan next year’s centennial celebrations. For more information log onto:  http://www.nywomenshistory.com/post.php?pid=24 Saturday, November 5, 2016 Long Island Suffrage Centennial Conference. The Long Island Woman Suffrage Association, Inc. is planning […]

Let’s Celebrate 168 Years Ago Today!

Wesleyan Chapel, Seneca Falls, home to the first Women’s Rights Convention, July 19, 20, 1848. On a warm July day In 1848 in Waterloo, New York, five quite ordinary women gathered around a tea table in Jane Hunt’s parlor in to discuss their dissatisfaction with woman’s life in general. Jane was joined by Quakers Lucretia […]

Suffragist of the Month - July, 2016

Suffragist of the Month – July, 2016

Alice Duer Miller, 1874 – 1942   I’m in a hard position for a perfect gentleman, I want to please the ladies, but I don’t see how I can. My present wife’s a suffragist, and counts on my support, But my mother is an anti, of a rather biting sort; One grandmother is on the […]

Good News for the Long Island Woman Suffrage Association, Inc.

I am thrilled to announce that The Long Island Woman Suffrage Association, Inc. has just recently received 501(c)3 tax exempt status. This means we can accept donations and apply for grants. Next year’s centennial is a very important one to the residents of New York, that of New York women finally winning the right to vote, a […]

History in the Making!

History in the Making!

Whatever your political beliefs, this week marked an enormously important historical breakthrough for women in the United States. Hillary Rodham Clinton became the first woman to be nominated for President of the United States from a national political party. She is not the first woman to run for President. Over forty others have tried -Victoria […]

Suffragist of the Month, June 2016

Suffragist of the Month, June 2016

Miriam Folline Leslie 1836 – 1914 Miriam Folline was born in New Orleans on June 3, 1846. After a brief marriage that was annulled in 1856, she spent a year on the stage, and in 1857 married Ephraim G. Squier, who in 1861 became an editor of Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper had […]

The Colors of Suffrage

The Colors of Suffrage

Anyone who has studied the woman suffrage movement, both in the United States and Great Britain, might be curious about the ubiquitous presence of the colors purple, white and gold. These were the official colors of the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) in Britain, and were later adopted by Alice Paul and the National […]

A Memorable Memorial Day Parade!

A Memorable Memorial Day Parade!

The threat of rain did not stop our brave band of suffragists from marching in the Glen Cove Memorial Day parade yesterday, and we were amply rewarded with cheers and waves from enthusiastic crowds that lined the streets. For many this parade was an introduction to our group, formed to celebrate the centennial of women […]

My New Book - Hot Off the Press!

My New Book – Hot Off the Press!

My new book, New York’s Remarkable Women: Daughters, Wives, Sisters and Mothers who Shaped History has just been issued by the Globe Pequot Press. This book is a second edition of my first book, More Than Petticoats: Remarkable New York Women, published in 2000. The chapters have been updated, with two new chapters added. The book is […]

On the March! Memorial Day Parade, 2016!

Suffragists are on the march again! Join us and march in the Memorial Day parade in Glen Cove, Monday, May 30, 2016. We will assemble at 11:30am, and finish up about 1pm. Costumes welcome! Parades are a wonderful way to get the message out about our centennial celebrations, and they are just so much fun! […]

Suffragist of the Month, May 2016

Suffragist of the Month, May 2016

Margaret Fuller,  1810 – 1850 Margaret Fuller was born May 23, 1810 in Cambridgeport, Massachusetts. As a young child she was taught at home by an exacting father, and did not attend school formally until the age of ten. Perhaps for this reason she was a precocious child, educated far beyond her years, schooled in Greek, Latin, German […]

What a Parade!

What a Parade!

Last Sunday dawned bright and beautiful, a perfect day for our suffrage parade in Ronkonkoma. Over 100 people showed up to share in the experience, and honor those brave suffragists who fought for political equality. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Lake Ronkonkoma Free Library, whose local history room was recently named in honor […]

Presidential Proclamation Establishes Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument

Presidential Proclamation Establishes Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument

Calling it a “centerpiece for the struggle for equality,” President Barack Obama designated the Sewall-Belmont House in Washington DC a National Monument on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. The present Sewall-Belmont House has been home to the National Woman’s Party since 1929, and houses an incredibly rich collection of scrapbooks, artifacts, banners, books, political cartoons, photographs, […]

Here Comes the Parade! Sunday, April 17, 2016

Here Comes the Parade! Sunday, April 17, 2016

  We are finalizing our plans with our partner, the Lake Ronkonkoma Heritage Association for our suffrage celebration to be held on Sunday, April 17. In addition to our march we will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Lake Ronkonkoma Free Library, whose local history room was recently named in honor of Lillian DeVere from […]