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Isabella Beecher Hooker, 1822 – 1907 Isabella Beecher was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, February 22, 1822 into the famous Beecher family, which included her half-sister and author of the famous anti-slavery story, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe. As a child she was educated mainly in schools run by her sister, Catherine Beecher. In 1841 […]
Women Take the Lead: From Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Eleanor Roosevelt, Suffrage to Human Rights, January 14-April 2, 2016 For its first special exhibition since re-opening six years ago, The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College will present, beginning January 14, a show of original and important treasures from the Women’s Suffrage Movement. Featuring […]
On January 11 Google formally honored the woman suffrage movement with its opening graphic for all the world to see – a delightful illustration honoring the 131st anniversary of the birth of Alice Paul. Alice Paul was a passionate and outspoken leader in the women suffrage movement in the United States, and was responsible for […]
Save the date – Sunday, April 17, 2016 – for another suffrage parade! We will again join our friends at the Ronkonkoma Heritage Association for a parade and lunch, as we did last year. This year we’ve planned it a bit later, so it won’t be so cold.More details to follow….
Maud Younger, 1870 – 1936 Like many other dedicated suffragists, Maud Younger came from a very wealthy family, and as a young woman enjoyed a life of ease and elegance. She was born January 10, 1870 and lived in California. On a trip to France she stopped in New York for week’s visit to a […]