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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 […]

History in the Making!

Today, July 26, 2016 marks an historic day for our country, as Hillary Rodham Clinton became the first woman to be officially nominated for President of the United States. At the roll-call vote at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this evening she received the requisite number of votes, 2384, to clinch the nomination. Whatever your […]

100 Years Ago Today, July 24, 1916

On a hot summer day in 1916 a delegation of woman suffragists called on President Wilson to tell him a “large number of women voters” were waiting to decide for whom they would vote, and wanted to know how he and Charles E. Hughes, the Republican nominee who opposed him, stood on the Susan B. Anthony Constitutional […]

Let’s Celebrate 168 Years Ago Today!

Wesleyan Chapel, Seneca Falls, home to the first Women’s Rights Convention, July 19, 20, 1848. On a warm July day In 1848 in Waterloo, New York, five quite ordinary women gathered around a tea table in Jane Hunt’s parlor in to discuss their dissatisfaction with woman’s life in general. Jane was joined by Quakers Lucretia […]

Good News for the Long Island Woman Suffrage Association, Inc.

I am thrilled to announce that The Long Island Woman Suffrage Association, Inc. has just recently received 501(c)3 tax exempt status. This means we can accept donations and apply for grants. Next year’s centennial is a very important one to the residents of New York, that of New York women finally winning the right to vote, a […]

History in the Making!

History in the Making!

Whatever your political beliefs, this week marked an enormously important historical breakthrough for women in the United States. Hillary Rodham Clinton became the first woman to be nominated for President of the United States from a national political party. She is not the first woman to run for President. Over forty others have tried -Victoria […]

The Colors of Suffrage

The Colors of Suffrage

Anyone who has studied the woman suffrage movement, both in the United States and Great Britain, might be curious about the ubiquitous presence of the colors purple, white and gold. These were the official colors of the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) in Britain, and were later adopted by Alice Paul and the National […]

A Memorable Memorial Day Parade!

A Memorable Memorial Day Parade!

The threat of rain did not stop our brave band of suffragists from marching in the Glen Cove Memorial Day parade yesterday, and we were amply rewarded with cheers and waves from enthusiastic crowds that lined the streets. For many this parade was an introduction to our group, formed to celebrate the centennial of women […]