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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 […]

History Day Contest Winners Have Done it Again!

The Long Island Woman Suffrage Association is proud to announce that Julia Klayman and Ariella Ziarno, from the Woodmere Middle School, who won our sponsored regional History Day award March 19th have done it again! On April 24th they competed at the State level, and won! They now move on to the National level, with […]

Girl Scouts Create a Suffrage Patch

Girl Scouts Create a Suffrage Patch

Governor Andrew Cuomo and Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul announced last month a new Girl Scouts patch celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York. Women in New York gained the right to vote in 1917, three years before the 19th amendment granted suffrage to women across the United States. The patch program is a partnership […]

Shoreham Receives Suffrage Movement Recognition!

Shoreham Receives Suffrage Movement Recognition!

Congratulations to the American Association of University Women, the Islip area branch, for their success at establishing the beginning of the Suffrage Trail on Long Island, documenting places where suffragists lived and worked.  On Saturday, April 1, 2017, AAUW Vice-President  Nancy Mion welcomed AAUW members, local dignitaries and Coline Jenkins, great-great- granddaughter of suffrage leader Elizabeth Cady […]

Long Island Woman Suffrage Association Sponsors Two Awards

Long Island Woman Suffrage Association Sponsors Two Awards

The Long Island Woman Suffrage Association was honored to sponsor two awards at the Long Island History Day competition, held this year on March 19 at Hofstra University. The theme this year was “Taking a Stand.” Julia Klayman and Ariella Ziarno, from the Woodmere Middle School, won for their Junior Group Exhibit, “Alice Paul: Suffering […]

You Are Invited!

Women’s History Month Celebration The North Shore Historical Museum will hold a reception celebrating the New York Suffrage Centennial and honoring Women’s History Month, on Friday, March 3, 2017, at 7pm, 140 Glen Street, Glen Cove, NY. (The Marguerite and Joseph Suozzi building). In addition to items on display from the Long Island Woman Suffrage […]

One Hundred Years Ago Today - February 20, 1917

One Hundred Years Ago Today – February 20, 1917

On February 20, 1917 the New York State Assembly took the first step towards assuring the suffrage amendment would be on the ballot for the fall election by adopting the resolution 124 to 10 votes. That tossed the ball into the court of the State Senate who assured suffragists it would be “reported favorably.” True to its […]

Join Us for a Women's History Month Reception!

Join Us for a Women’s History Month Reception!

Suffragist of the Month - February, 2017

Suffragist of the Month – February, 2017

Katherine Houghton Hepburn, 1878 – 1951 The name Katherine Hepburn usually calls to mind the famous red-headed actress, star of stage and screen who defied contemporary mores and lived life on her own terms. But before her there was another head-strong, fiery-tempered Katherine Hepburn whose passion for equality improved the lives of, not just her […]

Salute to the Marchers of January 2017!

We applaud all who are marching today, both in person and in spirit. It is so gratifying to see a peaceful demonstration, not against anyone or thing, but for peace, equality, and freedom of speech. They march in the spirit of their suffrage ancestors, literally in their footsteps. Our good friend Marguerite Kearns of the Suffrage […]

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 […]