Rheta Childe Dorr, 1868 – 1948 Rheta Childe was born in Lincoln, Nebraska November 2, 1868. Her father Edward Childe, was a druggist and a probate judge; her mother, Lucie Mitchell a homemaker. Both parents held the conservative belief that women should cleave to traditional roles of wife and mother, a belief that Rheta chafed […]
After years spent securing a site, raising funds, approving and disapproving designs, and much deliberation, New York’s Central Park will finally have a statue depicting real women, a bronze monument honoring three women pioneers who worked tirelessly to secure the right to vote for women throughout the nation. The original design had depicted Susan B. […]
What a wonderful time we had marching in the Columbus Day parade in Huntington NY last Sunday! A crisp fall day, flags waving, bands playing, and thousands gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of one of our most important historical figures, Christopher Columbus. The theme of the parade was the “Year of the Woman,” and to emphasize […]
Just a reminder that we are marching in the Columbus Day parade on Sunday, October 13, 2019 in Huntington, beginning at 11am. Join us as we celebrate the hard-working suffragists and the upcoming centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. See you at the parade!
Anne Henrietta Martin, 1875 – 1951 Anne Henrietta Martin was born September 30, 1875 in Empire City, Nevada, the daughter of William O’Hara Martin and Lousie Stadtmuller. Unlike many parents of the day, Anne’s parents believed in educating their daughters; Anne and her sisters attended Whitaker’s School for girls, and Anne graduated from the University […]
The Long Island Woman Suffrage Association and the League of Women Voters have been invited to march in the Columbus Day parade, Sunday, October 13, 2019 in Huntington, sponsored by the Long Island Sons and Daughters of Italy. The parade’s theme this year is “The Year of the Woman.” Line up is at 11am. Parades […]
Today, August 26th, we celebrate Women’s Equality Day, the day the 19th Amendment granting all women in the United States the right to vote was finally made part of the US Constitution in 1920. The designation of August 26th as Women’s Equality Day was proposed in 1971 by Bella Abzug, representative from the 19th Congressional District in […]
The number of exhibits and celebrations planned to celebrate the 2020 ratification of the19th Amendment is growing. These are just a few planned for Washington DC; we trust there will be more to come, both throughout the region and the nation. At the Library of Congress: Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote. Memorabilia […]
Inez Milholland Boissevain 1886 – 1916 “Martyr for the Cause” Inez Milholland was born August 6, 1886 to a wealthy, progressive family in Brooklyn, New York. Her family spent much of their time in London, where she attended the Kensington High School for Girls. She then attended Vassar College, graduated in 1909, and, in an […]
Celebration of the 2020 centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment is gearing up! A century after the 19th Amendment was passed, Susan B. Anthony is being honored by having her name adorn a 130-passenger NY Waterway vessel that will ply the Hudson each day, alongside sister ferries Molly Pitcher, Betsy Ross, and more than 30 other […]
Gertrude Bustill Mossell – 1855 – 1948 Quite often the work of African-American suffragists went unrecognized, hidden in plain view by the work of others, but the contributions they made to the movement were no less meaningful or important. In addition to being an avid suffragist, Gertrude Bustill Mossell held the rare position of an […]
The Suffrage Fight Goes On The 19th Amendment to the Constitution was passed by Congress on June 4, 1919 and by July 3, 1919 had been ratified by eleven of the thirty-six needed states. But opposition to the amendment was still alive and well, and on July 3, 1919 the National Association Opposed to Woman […]
If our Suffragist of the Month feature leaves you wishing for more suffrage biographies, check out this on-line biographical dictionary, with over 950 listed biographies so far. http://documents.alexanderstreet.com/votesforwomen. Their plan is to eventually list stories about over 3000 suffragists. PS – Check out the story of Kitty Marion with a familiar author.
On June 16, 1919 New York State was one of the first states to ratify the 19th Amendment to the Constitution giving all women throughout the nation the right to vote. The battle for the vote represented over seventy years of an intense campaign – writing, marching, speaking, publishing newspapers, begging for funds, circulating petitions […]
Catherine Waugh McCulloch, 1862 – 1945 Catherine Waugh was born June 4, 1862 in Ransomville, New York, the only daughter of Susan Gougher and Abraham Waugh. When she was five years old her family moved to New Milford, Illinois. Catherine was fortunate – her parents believed in educating both girls and boys. She graduated from […]