One Hundred Years Ago Today

AThe_Brooklyn_Daily_Eagle_Tue__Oct_13__1914_ccording to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, October 13, 1914:

Suffragists in Session – Parade and Make Addresses in Rochester, NY

With Yellow pennants bearing the war cry “Votes for Women,” fluttering from hundreds of automobiles, members of the New York State Woman Suffrage Association from all parts of the State participated in a spectacular parade here this afternoon. Leaders of the “cause” from Manhattan and Brooklyn were conspicuous in the parade, which traversed more than ten miles of city streets. At all the principal corners female suffrage orators were dropped off to conduct “soap box” meetings and explain to “mere man” why the women of the great Empire State should be given the right to vote. Among the most active workers here are “General” Rosalie Jones of Long Island. Mrs.Carrie Chapman Catt, Mrs. James Lee Laidlaw of Manhattan, Miss Dorothy Nicoll of Babylon, Helen Hoy Greely, Mrs. Childs and Mrs. Raymond Brown of New York.

Tonight there will be a mass meeting in Convention Hall, with addresses by Mrs. Charles Tiffany, Mrs.Howard Mansfield, Mrs. Norman Whitehouse, James Lee Laidlaw, Mrs. Frederick Nathan, Madame Rosika Schwimmer and Dr. Stephen S. Wise. Miss Nicoll addressed one of the “open air” meetings at Main and Front Streets.

One of the most interesting women attending the sessions is Madame Rosika Schwimmer, president of the Suffrage Association in Hungary, who comes to this country as the delegate of women in fourteen nations on a mission of international peace.

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