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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Historic Marker Dedicated in East Hampton for Mae Groot Manson

Historic Marker Dedicated in East Hampton for Mae Groot Manson

Congratulations to our friends in East Hampton who worked so hard to secure an historical marker to honor a local suffragist,  Mae Groot Manson. Many thanks to our friend Brooke Kroeger for this information and for a great photo of the dedication, held yesterday: Mae Groot Manson was one of the great unsung heroes of […]

A Memorial Parade!

A Memorial Parade!

Members of the Long Island Woman Suffrage Association didn’t let a little rain stop them from  marching Monday in the Glen Cove Memorial Day Parade to honor our veterans! The marchers’ enthusiasm more than made up for their reduced numbers! During World War I suffragists played a very active role in supporting the war effort. Harriet […]

One Hundred Years Ago Today, May 24, 1917

One Hundred Years Ago Today, May 24, 1917

British Women Marching for the Vote Votes for British Women The New York Times reported that on May 24, 1917 the Franchise Reform bill passed the House of Commons, “but was not by any means a complete equal suffrage measure. Under it now woman cannot vote until she is 30 years of age, and such voters […]

Historic Marker Grant Approved!

The Long Island Woman Suffrage Association, Inc. just received the wonderful news that our application for an historic marker honoring two Glen Cove suffragists has been approved by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation. Helen Sherman Pratt and Florence Gibb Pratt worked tirelessly for the suffrage cause, and also gave to other philanthropic causes throughout Glen […]