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One Hundred Years Ago Today, January 19, 1917

One Hundred Years Ago Today, January 19, 1917

It seems the suffrage leaders in my home town of Glen Cove, Long Island, were busy on this day in 1917.  The Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that the first anniversary luncheon of the Glen Cove Equal Suffrage Club was celebrated at Pembroke, a lovely estate on Red Spring Lane, then the home of industrialist Joseph DeLamar, and now […]

One Hundred Years Ago Today - January 10, 1917

One Hundred Years Ago Today – January 10, 1917

  On a cold, blustery January morning in Washington, DC, a dozen otherwise-ordinary women – housewives, secretaries, teachers – left families and comfort zones, defied traditions and customs, and literally changed the world. Before anyone could notice or stop them they had positioned themselves along the gates of the White House, the seat of power […]

One Hundred Years Ago Tomorrow

“Christmas Day this year will be the 100th anniversary of a huge memorial service on Capitol Hill for Inez Milholland Boissevain, a New Yorker who died on Nov. 25, 1916. Her death played a crucial role in the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.” Thus begins an excellent article published […]

“Senior Moments” Helps Tell Our Story

Nina and Stu Held are good friends who produce a radio program entitled “Senior Moments” for the Glen Cove Senior Center in my home town of Glen Cove, NY. I was a guest on their show yesterday; the interview will be broadcast next Tuesday, December 20, at noon, on WCWP 88.1FM. It will also be streamed at the […]

Voters Gather at Susan B. Anthony’s Grave in Rochester

Voters Gather at Susan B. Anthony’s Grave in Rochester

Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester, NY is usually a quiet, reflective place. But on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Mount Hope Cemetery was anything but quiet, as hundreds of people made their way up the cobbled path to pay their respects to one of its most famous residents, Susan B. Anthony. Susan B. Anthony worked her […]

Long Island Woman Suffrage Centennial Conference a Huge Success

Long Island Woman Suffrage Centennial Conference a Huge Success

  The Long Island Woman Suffrage Centennial Conference held yesterday, November 5, was a huge success.  Over forty people – teachers, historians, members of the League of Women Voters, and those just interested in celebrating the triumph of woman suffrage – met at the Walt Whitman Birthplace Center in Huntington Station to listen to speakers, […]

Over Ninety-Year-Olds Very Excited About Voting for Clinton

No matter your political leaning, it is gratifying to read this story about women who were born either before women could vote, or whose Mothers were born before women won that right.  Check out this poignant article from the San Diego Union-Tribune. http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/the-conversation/sd-woman-born-before-suffrage-era-vote-for-clinton-20161028-htmlstory.html

Celebrating Suffrage Through Song

The University of Rochester, NY’s woman’s chorus will perform at the Women’s Rights National Park in Seneca Falls, tomorrow, October 22 to express “woman suffrage through song.” Included will be “Suffrage Song,” the rally song sung at the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848. With the historic upcoming election only weeks away the music is particularly […]

Suffrage Centennial Conference Reminder

If you haven’t registered for the Suffrage Centennial Conference please do so as soon as possible. The conference will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2016, 9:30am – 2:30pm at the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site, 246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station, NY 11746, (631) 427-5240 – For directions, please log onto their website. Presented by the Long Island […]

One Hundred Years Ago Today – October 1, 1916

Suffrage Autoists Motor 10, 700 Miles On October 1, 1916 the New York Times reported the triumphant return to New York City of two suffragists, Mrs. Alice Snitje Burke, and Miss Nell Richardson, along with their black cat Saxon, from a 10,700 mile journey across the United States to campaign for suffrage. The Times reported […]

Second Annual Suffrage Centennial Conference

The New York Cultural Heritage Tourism Network is holding another conference in Seneca Falls, Friday, October 7, 2016 to discuss plans for celebrating next year’s centennial of NY women winning the vote. Last  year’s conference was a huge success; this year the keynote speaker is Lieutenant Governor and Chair of the New York State Woman […]

Suffrage Centennial Conference

Join us on Saturday, November 5, 2016, 9:30am – 2:30pm at the Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site, 246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station, NY 11746, (631) 427-5240 – For directions, please log onto their website. Presented by: The Long Island Woman Suffrage Association, Inc. Generously Funded by a Vision Grant from: New York Council for the Humanities Next […]

Happy Women's Equality Day!

Happy Women’s Equality Day!

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, and has […]

Suffrage Surprises: Did You Know? Part II

I know you all read every word of my posts, :),  so I should clarify a statement I made in the most recent. When listing the dates that states allowed women to vote I should have made it clear that New Jersey women had to wait with Pennsylvania and Ohio women for full suffrage. Both Indiana and […]

Suffrage Surprises: Did You Know?

Travelling throughout the country is both relaxing and stimulating, and leads to curiosity about the history of woman suffrage in other states which invariably leads to interesting surprises. We in New York are planning to celebrate our centennial in 2017, but the state of Illinois was way ahead of us. Thanks to the hard work […]