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Suffrage Featured at 35th Conference on New York State History June 12-14

The 35th Conference on New York State history will be held on June 12-14 at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. An annual meeting of historians, librarians, archivists and others interested in the history of the State of New York, this year’s presenters will include Judith Wellman, from Historical New York Research Associates, who will present a […]

Suffrage and the Pulitzer Prize

Suffrage and the Pulitzer Prize

Congratulations to Megan Marshall for winning the coveted 2014 Pulitzer Prize for her wonderful biography, Margaret Fuller, A New American Life. When the prizes were announced on April 14th those of us who study the suffrage movement were delighted to see such a wonderful accolade for a “a richly researched book that tells the remarkable story […]

Traveling for Suffrage Part 2

My good friend Marguerite Kearns has published a wonderful article on the New York History blog about three women who traveled around Long Island by wagon to spread the suffrage message. The three Wagon Women were Rosalie Gardiner Jones, Elisabeth Freeman and Marguerite’s grandmother, Edna Buckman Kearns. We are so grateful to Marguerite for keeping […]

Traveling for Suffrage

Traveling for Suffrage

For an insightful and exciting look at different transportation methods used by suffragists, log on to Traveling for Suffrage, at the American History blog of the Smithsonian. http://blog.americanhistory.si.edu. The series of four articles offers some wonderful photographs, as well as a small trove of information on how the suffragists spread their message using the transportation tools […]

Honors for the Suffrage Cause

Honors for the Suffrage Cause

I was honored Wednesday March 26 to receive a Citation from New York State Assemblyman Charles Levine of Glen Cove, delivered by his Chief of Staff, Tara Butler-Sahai for my work in recounting and remembering the woman suffrage movement. The award was made during my presentation at the Bryant Library in Roslyn, New York about […]

                                                              Thank You, Newsday!

Thank You, Newsday!

Yesterday, March 23, 2014 Long Island’s premiere newspaper Newsday published a wonderful article about my book, and the suffrage movement on Long Island in the Long Island Life section. Both writer, Bill Bleyer, and photographer, Audrey Tiernan worked very hard and produced a wonderful article that featured my book, and also mentioned Natalie Naylor’s impressive […]

Rosalie Gardiner Jones – Film Clip shows her March to Washington, DC

Thanks to my friend, Natalie Naylor for telling me about this site where you can see a wonderful film clip of Rosalie Gardiner Jones leading a contingent of suffragists on a march to Washington DC, in late February of 1913. This march followed soon after the group’s march to Albany, which had taken them over […]

Suffrage Celebration in Northport Celebrating the Life of Victoria Woodhull

Northport, Long Island staged a wonderful parade and celebration for Women’s History Month yesterday, March 20, celebrating both the woman suffrage movement and the life of Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for president in 1872. The Lake Ronkonkoma Heritage Association conducted a small parade of men and women in historic costumes, following an […]

Woman Suffrage Celebration at the Suffolk County Historical Society a Huge Success!

The spirit of our woman suffrage leaders on Long Island is alive and well in Suffolk County, witnessed by the wonderful celebratory tea held yesterday at the Suffolk County Historical Society. Presented by the Islip area branch of the AAUW (American Association of University Women), the Historical Society hosted over eighty women who came to […]

February 15th – Happy Birthday Susan B. Anthony

While researching my book, Long Island and the Woman Suffrage Movement, I came across the memoirs of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Eighty Years and More, and, much to my surprise I discovered that both she and Susan B. Anthony had vacationed quite often in my home town, about one mile from my home. She tells of […]

February 15th - Anniversary of Suffragist Monument, depicting Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Lucretia Mott, sculpted by Adelaide Johnson, is dedicated at the U.S. Capitol

February 15th – Anniversary of Suffragist Monument, depicting Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Lucretia Mott, sculpted by Adelaide Johnson, is dedicated at the U.S. Capitol

  This group portrait monument to the pioneers of the woman suffrage movement was sculpted by Adelaide Johnson (1859-1955) from an 8-ton block of marble in Carrara, Italy. Commissioned by Alva Vanderbilt Belmont, the monument features portrait busts of three leaders of the woman suffrage movement: Elizabeth Cady Stanton (left), Susan B. Anthony (rear, right), […]

The Massachusetts Connecton

The Massachusetts Connecton

Last weekend I was privileged to speak at the Phinehas S. Newton Library in Royalston, MA, which offered me the chance to explore the lives of some wonderful Massachusetts suffragists. Although my research has concentrated primarily on women from New York and Long Island, New York women certainly did not corner the market on devotion […]

Posters from Harvard’s Radcliff Institute Schlesinger Library Capture the Spirit of the Movement

Leaders of the woman suffrage movement were well aware of the importance of the visual when promoting their cause, and to this end relied on colorful pamphlets, pennants, and, especially posters to catch the public’s attention and hopefully, support. Many of these items have disappeared from the public view, either because they were destroyed by […]

Theodore Roosevelt Changes His Mind About Suffrage

September 8th marked the 96th anniversary of the historic day that Theodore Roosevelt invited suffrage leaders to his home at Sagamore Hill in Oyster Bay to reiterate his whole-hearted support for the woman suffrage movement. New York women had lost their bid for the vote in 1915, and were gearing up to work for passage […]

1909 Gala Suffrage Gathering at Newport Rhode Island

1909 Gala Suffrage Gathering at Newport Rhode Island

August 23 marks the 104th anniversary of the gala open-house held at Marble House in Newport, Rhode Island, home of prominent and wealthy suffragist, Alva Vanderbilt Belmont. (photo below). It was one of the first open-air meetings promoting suffrage to be held in the staid, conservative community. The New York Times reported that the featured speaker […]