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I would like to thank Nassau County Legislator Delia De-Riggi Whitton of the 11th Legislative District for inviting me to speak to the Nassau County Legislature in Mineola this past Monday, December 21. It offered me a perfect opportunity to inform the legislators about the upcoming centennial celebration in 2017, and to urge them to […]
A rare and wonderful milestone was reached last week in the suffrage world when Saudi Arabia allowed women to vote and run for office for the first time. The New York Times reported: A small minority of Saudi citizens went to the polls on Saturday for a rare exercise in democracy, or at least its […]
Martha Coffin Wright, 1806 – 1875 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 to discuss their dissatisfaction with woman’s life in general. Led by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, they decided to call for a Women’s Rights Convention to discuss […]
On November 10, about 60 fourth graders and their teachers from the East Street School in Hicksville, NY celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of Elizabeth Cady Stanton by making birthday cards, listening to the wonderful book, Elizabeth Leads the Way, and enjoying a delicious snack. The cards were then sent to the Women’s Rights National Historic […]