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An historic marker honoring suffragist Ida Bunce Sammis of Huntington was unveiled today at noon, marking another step in the trail of historic markers honoring suffragists throughout Long Island. An active suffrage leader, Ida Bunce Sammis was also the first of two women elected to the New York State Assembly in 1918. The marker was […]
Yesterday I had the honor of attending the commemoration of the 108th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. On March 25, 1911, 146 workers, mostly young immigrant women, perished in a disastrous shirtwaist factory fire on Greene Street in lower Manhattan. Trapped by doors that had been locked to prevent theft and pushed by […]
One hundred six years ago today, March 3, 1913, suffragists staged the first national suffrage parade in Washington D.C. It was the brainchild of young suffragists Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, founders of the National Congressional Committee, (an auxiliary of the National American Woman Suffrage Association – NAWSA). Alice and Lucy had worked together in the […]