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Join Us at The Suffrage Rally!

Join Us at The Suffrage Rally!

Suffragist of the Month - August, 2017

Suffragist of the Month – August, 2017

Lillie Devereux Blake – 1833 – 1913 Lillie Devereux was born Elizabeth Johnson Devereux on August 12, 1833 in Raleigh, North Carolina on a plantation bordering the Roanoke River. She was called “Lillie” by her father, an endearment that followed her through her life. Her father died when she was four and her mother moved the […]

From the Women's History Bookshelf...

From the Women’s History Bookshelf…

One of the benefits of celebrating the suffrage centennial this year is a wide offering of programs, celebrations, and of course, books to enhance our knowledge and enjoyment of the subject. Two new books about the woman suffrage movement are due out very soon, and both are worth waiting for. The Suffragents: How Women Used Men […]

Suffrage Activities for the Weekend of July 15-16

The weekend of July 15-16 promises to be a busy one for suffragist enthusiasts. Sunday, July 16 there will be a Celebration of the life of Mary Louise Booth, suffragist from Yaphank, NY. (Mary Louise Booth was our Suffragist of the Month, April 2014.) There will be exhibits, lectures, a guided tour of her home, […]

Suffragist of the Month - July 2017

Suffragist of the Month – July 2017

Louisine Havemeyer, 1855 – 1929 Louisine Havemeyer was born in New York City July 28, 1855 into a life of wealth and privilege. Her father had made his fortune in the sugar industry. Her mother was an avid suffragist, and counted among her good friends Susan B. Anthony and Lucy Stone. From an early age […]

144 Years Ago Today – June 17, 1873. Susan B. Anthony Stands Trial

On June 17, 1873 in Canandaigua, New York the trial of Susan B. Anthony began. The prosecution charged that on November 5, 1872, in the first district of the Eighth Ward of Rochester, New York, Susan B. Anthony and fourteen other women voted in the United States election, which included the election for members of […]

Historic Marker Dedicated in East Hampton for Mae Groot Manson

Historic Marker Dedicated in East Hampton for Mae Groot Manson

Congratulations to our friends in East Hampton who worked so hard to secure an historical marker to honor a local suffragist,  Mae Groot Manson. Many thanks to our friend Brooke Kroeger for this information and for a great photo of the dedication, held yesterday: Mae Groot Manson was one of the great unsung heroes of […]

A Memorial Parade!

A Memorial Parade!

Members of the Long Island Woman Suffrage Association didn’t let a little rain stop them from  marching Monday in the Glen Cove Memorial Day Parade to honor our veterans! The marchers’ enthusiasm more than made up for their reduced numbers! During World War I suffragists played a very active role in supporting the war effort. Harriet […]

Memorial Day Parade is Coming!

The Long Island Woman Suffrage Association. Inc. will be marching in the Glen Cove Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 29, 2017. We will meet in front of the Glen Cove Middle School on Forest Avenue in Glen Cove (same as last year) at 11:30am.  The route is about one mile. Look for our colorful banner. Come […]

One Hundred Years Ago Today, May 24, 1917

One Hundred Years Ago Today, May 24, 1917

British Women Marching for the Vote Votes for British Women The New York Times reported that on May 24, 1917 the Franchise Reform bill passed the House of Commons, “but was not by any means a complete equal suffrage measure. Under it now woman cannot vote until she is 30 years of age, and such voters […]

Historic Marker Grant Approved!

The Long Island Woman Suffrage Association, Inc. just received the wonderful news that our application for an historic marker honoring two Glen Cove suffragists has been approved by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation. Helen Sherman Pratt and Florence Gibb Pratt worked tirelessly for the suffrage cause, and also gave to other philanthropic causes throughout Glen […]

Suffragists of the Month, May & June, 2017

Suffragists of the Month, May & June, 2017

Julia Evelina Smith, 1792 – 1886 Abby Hadassah Smith, 1797 – 1878 Julia Evelina Smith (May 27, 1792, left in photo) and her sister, Abby Hadassah Smith (June 1, 1797) were born in Glastonbury, Connecticut, fourth and fifth of five daughters. Their parents, Hannah and Zephaniah shared the unusual belief that education for girls should […]

History Day Contest Winners Have Done it Again!

The Long Island Woman Suffrage Association is proud to announce that Julia Klayman and Ariella Ziarno, from the Woodmere Middle School, who won our sponsored regional History Day award March 19th have done it again! On April 24th they competed at the State level, and won! They now move on to the National level, with […]

Mother's Day Weekend Suffrage Celebrations!

Mother’s Day Weekend Suffrage Celebrations!

Mother’s Day weekend promises to be a busy one for suffragists! Saturday, May 13, 2017, 11am. Our partner, the Lake Ronkonkoma Heritage Association, will unveil an Historical Marker and hold a ceremony honoring Lillian DeVere, noted suffragist. American Legion #155, 115 Church St., Lake Ronkonkoma, NY. 631-831-1670. Sunday, May 14, 2017. 10am – 4pm. Mother’s Day Parade and […]

Girl Scouts Create a Suffrage Patch

Girl Scouts Create a Suffrage Patch

Governor Andrew Cuomo and Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul announced last month a new Girl Scouts patch celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York. Women in New York gained the right to vote in 1917, three years before the 19th amendment granted suffrage to women across the United States. The patch program is a partnership […]