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Suffragist of the Month - May, 2018

Suffragist of the Month – May, 2018

Jennie Bradley Roessing, 1881 – 1963 Jennie Bradley was born May 11, 1881 to a modest family in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Little is known of her early life; she married and later divorced Frank M. Roessing, a civil engineer. In 1904 she began working for the woman suffrage movement, organized the Allegheny County Equal Rights Association, […]

Huntington Marker Dedication a Huge Success!

Huntington Marker Dedication a Huge Success!

  Under a sunny, bright blue sky over seventy people gathered at the corner of Main and Wall Streets in Huntington Tuesday afternoon to dedicate another historic marker honoring the woman suffrage movement. The marker commemorated a gathering that had been held on that corner in July,1913, that saw over a thousand people converge to rally […]

You Are Invited to the Huntington Marker Dedication!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 12:30pm, Wall & Main Streets, Huntington, NY The Long Island Woman Suffrage Association is pleased to announce the dedication of another marker to honor the woman suffrage movement in New York. The marker is located on the corner of Wall and Main Streets in the village of Huntington, and commemorates an important […]

Congratulations to Our 2018 History Day Winners!

Congratulations to Our 2018 History Day Winners!

The Long Island Woman Suffrage Association, Inc. was honored to sponsor two awards at the Long Island History Day competition, held this year on March 18 at Hofstra University. The theme of this year’s competition was “Conflict and Compromise in History.” The first award went to Jessica Loo and Prisha Arora from HB Thompson Middle […]

Women’s History Exhibits of Note

Women’s History Month will soon be over, but thankfully attention to women’s history won’t be. There are still some wonderful exhibits and programs that will continue long after March spreads it wings and flies away: New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, NY, NY, 212-873-3400. http://nyhistory.org. The Center for Women’s History marks its first anniversary with […]

Central Park Suffrage Statue Finalists Announced

The monument to suffrage leaders Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony to be erected in Central Park came closer to reality this week, as the four finalists for the design were named: Meredith Bergmann, Jane DeDecker, Victoria Guerina with Lloyd Lillie, and Ann Hirsch. Slated for a 2020 unveiling on the centennial of the […]

Suffragist of the Month, March, 2018

Suffragist of the Month, March, 2018

Rosa Marie Finocchietti Levis, 1878 – 1959 Rosa Marie Finocchietti Levis was born March 17, 1878 on Hull Street in the North End of Boston. Her parents had emigrated from Genoa, Italy and would eventually have a family of nine children. Hull Street in the North end of Boston is now recognized as an historic […]

It's Women's History Month!

It’s Women’s History Month!

Welcome to Women’s History Month, an annual national celebration of the extraordinary achievements and contributions of American women. The celebration began as Women’s History Week in 1982, and soon grew to include the entire month of March. It is supported by Presidential proclamation every year. This year’s theme is “Nevertheless, she persisted.” There is a […]

Suffragist of the Month - February, 2018

Suffragist of the Month – February, 2018

Anna Howard Shaw, 1847 – 1919 Anna Howard Shaw was born in Northumberland England, February 14, 1847 and brought to the United States as a young child. The family settled on a remote farm in Michigan and depended on Anna to help with the farm work, thus restricting her time to attend school. She eventually […]

Suffragist of The Month - January, 2018

Suffragist of The Month – January, 2018

Ernestine Rose, 1810 – 1892 While the Seneca Falls convention of 1848 is often cited as the formal beginning of the woman suffrage movement, there were many women who devoted their lives to working for equal rights for women long before then. And while these courageous women never lived to see the dream realized, they […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

As our suffrage centennial year comes to an end I wish to thank all those who helped make it such a success. Through scores of meetings, marches, lectures, published magazine and newspaper articles and historical marker dedications we joined with friends and fellow suffragists to impart one very special message – that of gratitude to […]

Suffragist of the Month, December, 2017

Suffragist of the Month, December, 2017

Harriet Taylor Upton, 1854 – 1945 Harriet Taylor Upton was born December 17, 1854 in Ravenna, Ohio; her family moved to Warren, Ohio when she was seven years old. In 1880, when her widowed father was appointed to Congress, Harriet moved to Washington DC to act as his hostess. Such close proximity to the seat […]

More Honors for Rosalie Gardiner Jones!

Our own Long Island suffragist, Rosalie Gardiner Jones, is garnering another honor. A few weeks ago, as the result of a state-wide contest, she was featured on a sticker that was given out to voters on election day.(See left) And, on Thursday, November 16, Governor Cuomo announced there will be a statue of her erected in Cold Spring […]

Suffragist of the Month - November, 2017

Suffragist of the Month – November, 2017

Irene Corwin Davison 1871 – 1948 Born in 1871 in East Rockaway Irene Corwin Davison was the youngest of three sisters whose family had settled there in the early 19th century. She attended the Packer Institute in Brooklyn, graduated from Pratt Institute and taught art in the Jericho schools. Later she became one of the […]

Pratt Marker Dedication a Huge Success!

Pratt Marker Dedication a Huge Success!

Yesterday, November 6, 2017 marked the centennial celebration of New York women winning the vote, and the Long Island Woman Suffrage Association celebrated with the City of Glen Cove by dedicating a historical marker to two Glen Cove suffragists, Helen Deming Pratt and Florence Gibb Pratt. Despite the rain, over 100 friends and family came […]