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A Very Special Invitation! Please Come!

A Very Special Invitation! Please Come!

On Monday, November 6, 12017 we celebrate the centennial anniversary of New York women winning the vote. To commemorate this very special anniversary the City of Glen Cove joins with the Long Island Woman Suffrage Association to dedicate a historical marker celebrating the work of two very special Glen Cove residents, Helen Sherman Pratt and […]

The League of Women Voters Plants A Tree for Suffrage!

The League of Women Voters of Port Washington-Manhasset commemorated the centennial of woman suffrage in New York State on Sunday, October 1, 2017, with the planting of a Kwanzan Cherry Tree in Blumenfeld Park in Port Washington. LWV member Francine Furtado spearheaded the project, and commented: “This tree planting symbolizes the coming together of two great […]

Image of Long Island Suffragist Wins State Contest

Image of Long Island Suffragist Wins State Contest

The Long Island Woman Suffrage Association is proud to announce that the winning design in the New York State Suffrage Centennial “I Voted” sticker contest is the image of none other than Long Island’s Rosalie Gardiner Jones. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the winner yesterday. The anniversary stickers will be distributed throughout the State at […]

Votes for Women Exhibition Catalog Available!

Votes for Women Exhibition Catalog Available!

Our friends at the Suffrage Centennial website sent us this post to share: Votes for Women, an exhibition catalog (available from Amazon and other retailers), celebrates the pivotal role New York State played in the struggle for equal rights in the nineteenth century, the campaign for New York State suffrage, and the ratification of the […]

Suffragist of the Month, September 2017

Suffragist of the Month, September 2017

Frances Willard – 1839 – 1898 When historians hear the name Frances Willard they immediately associate her with the temperance movement, and with good reason. Temperance was her first passion; she was President of the WCTU (Women’s Christian Temperance Union) for almost twenty years, and during her tenure shaped the group into a well-organized entity, […]

Ronkonkoma Rally a Huge Success!

Ronkonkoma Rally a Huge Success!

Hundreds turned out yesterday on a beautiful late summer Sunday to celebrate the New York State suffrage centennial. Celebrants came from all over the Island, including our own Long Island Woman Suffrage Association from the Glen Cove area. After a parade of floats and banners, the group gathered at the American Legion Hall 155 to […]

Suffrage Rally Almost Here! Sunday, September 10, 11am

The Suffrage Rally is almost here! Join us on Sunday, September 10 in Ronkonkoma as we celebrate the New York Suffrage Centennial with a parade and rally. Line up for the parade is at 11am at the corner of Carlson Road and Hawkins Avenue; parade will go to the American Legion, 115 Church Street, Lake […]

Happy Women's Equality Day! August 26th

Happy Women’s Equality Day! August 26th

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. The designation of August 26th as Women’s Equality Day was proposed in 1971 by Bella Abzug, representative from the 19th Congressional District in Manhattan. After seventy-two years […]

One Hundred Years Ago Today, August 19, 2017

One Hundred Years Ago Today, August 19, 2017

  On August 19, 1917 The New York Times reported that an enraged Senator Myers of Montana denounced the actions of the “militant” suffragists who were arrested while picketing the White House. In a hearing that lasted only forty minutes the six women were convicted of obstructing traffic; they were given the choice of a $10 […]

Join Us at The Suffrage Rally!

Join Us at The Suffrage Rally!

Suffragist of the Month - August, 2017

Suffragist of the Month – August, 2017

Lillie Devereux Blake – 1833 – 1913 Lillie Devereux was born Elizabeth Johnson Devereux on August 12, 1833 in Raleigh, North Carolina on a plantation bordering the Roanoke River. She was called “Lillie” by her father, an endearment that followed her through her life. Her father died when she was four and her mother moved the […]

From the Women's History Bookshelf...

From the Women’s History Bookshelf…

One of the benefits of celebrating the suffrage centennial this year is a wide offering of programs, celebrations, and of course, books to enhance our knowledge and enjoyment of the subject. Two new books about the woman suffrage movement are due out very soon, and both are worth waiting for. The Suffragents: How Women Used Men […]

Suffrage Activities for the Weekend of July 15-16

The weekend of July 15-16 promises to be a busy one for suffragist enthusiasts. Sunday, July 16 there will be a Celebration of the life of Mary Louise Booth, suffragist from Yaphank, NY. (Mary Louise Booth was our Suffragist of the Month, April 2014.) There will be exhibits, lectures, a guided tour of her home, […]

Suffragist of the Month - July 2017

Suffragist of the Month – July 2017

Louisine Havemeyer, 1855 – 1929 Louisine Havemeyer was born in New York City July 28, 1855 into a life of wealth and privilege. Her father had made his fortune in the sugar industry. Her mother was an avid suffragist, and counted among her good friends Susan B. Anthony and Lucy Stone. From an early age […]

144 Years Ago Today – June 17, 1873. Susan B. Anthony Stands Trial

On June 17, 1873 in Canandaigua, New York the trial of Susan B. Anthony began. The prosecution charged that on November 5, 1872, in the first district of the Eighth Ward of Rochester, New York, Susan B. Anthony and fourteen other women voted in the United States election, which included the election for members of […]