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Suffragist of the Month, August 2016

Inez Milholland Bossevain Saturday, August 6 marks the 130th birthday of the courageous suffragist, Inez Milholland Bossevain,  whose early death while campaigning for suffrage  resulted in her being hailed as a “martyr” for the cause. Inez was born August 6, 1886 to a wealthy, progressive family in Brooklyn, New York. Her family spent much of […]

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 […]

Dates to Remember

Upcoming Events of note: Friday, October 7, 2016 New York Women’s Suffrage Centennial Conference. The New York Cultural Heritage Tourism Network is again meeting in Seneca Falls to help plan next year’s centennial celebrations. For more information log onto:  http://www.nywomenshistory.com/post.php?pid=24 Saturday, November 5, 2016 Long Island Suffrage Centennial Conference. The Long Island Woman Suffrage Association, Inc. is planning […]

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 […]

Suffragist of the Month - July, 2016

Suffragist of the Month – July, 2016

Alice Duer Miller, 1874 – 1942   I’m in a hard position for a perfect gentleman, I want to please the ladies, but I don’t see how I can. My present wife’s a suffragist, and counts on my support, But my mother is an anti, of a rather biting sort; One grandmother is on the […]