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1909 Gala Suffrage Gathering at Newport Rhode Island

1909 Gala Suffrage Gathering at Newport Rhode Island

August 23 marks the 104th anniversary of the gala open-house held at Marble House in Newport, Rhode Island, home of prominent and wealthy suffragist, Alva Vanderbilt Belmont. (photo below). It was one of the first open-air meetings promoting suffrage to be held in the staid, conservative community. The New York Times reported that the featured speaker […]

Happy Birthday Inez Milholland Boissevain

Happy Birthday Inez Milholland Boissevain

  Tuesday, August 6 marks the birthday of

Elisabeth Freeman

Elisabeth Freeman

 Elisabeth Freeman was born in England and raised in the United States. She returned to England as an adult to join the work of British suffrage leader Emmeline Pankhurst,  and while she disapproved of the British suffragettes’ more militant tactics, she admired their fighting spirit.  She spent much time on Long Island, working with close […]

The Suffrage Movement on the East End of Long Island

Some of the most devoted suffragists were located on the East End of Long Island, both on the north and south forks, and much of the work of these remarkable women has been documented by Arlene Hinkemeyer of East Hampton.  Arlene has been gathering information and facts about the East End suffragists for some time, […]

Happy 100th Birthday to the Suffrage Wagon!

Happy 100th Birthday to the Suffrage Wagon!

Today, July 1, 2013, is the hundredth birthday of the famous Suffrage Wagon, the Spirit of 1776,  that carried Edna and Serena Kearns and other suffragists all over Long Island. By proclamation of the Governor, July 1 was named Suffrage Wagon Day in New York. For all the wonderful details, log onto the Suffrage Wagon News […]