A National Collaboration for Women's History

A National Collaboration for Women’s History

The Long Island Woman Suffrage Association has joined the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites, an organization which “supports and promotes the preservation and interpretation of sites and locales that bear witness to women’s participation in American life. The Collaborative makes women’s contributions to history visible, so that all women’s experiences and potential are fully […]

Suffragist of the Month - July, 2018

Suffragist of the Month – July, 2018

Gertrude Foster Brown, 1867 – 1956 “It is one thing for women to win the vote, and a totally different one for them to know how to use that vote so it will count to the greatest good of the state. The keynote for woman’s long struggle for the ballot has been her ardent desire […]

Mother and Son Suffrage Heroes Honored

Mother and Son Suffrage Heroes Honored

On June 9, 2018 a statue honoring woman suffrage hero Harry Burn and his mother, Febb, was unveiled in Knoxville, Tennessee, thus honoring two heroes who fought the final battle for ratification of the 19th Amendment. Twenty-four year old Harry Burn was a freshman in the Tennessee legislature in August of 1920. The 19th Amendment […]

Suffragist of the Month - June, 2018

Suffragist of the Month – June, 2018

Addie Waites Hunton, 1866 – 1943 Addie Hunton was born June 11, 1866* to a prominent black family in Norfolk, Virginia. Her father was a successful businessman; her mother was active in the African Methodist-Episcopal Church. When her mother died Addie was sent to Boston to be raised by an aunt. There she received a […]

New York Heritage Digital Suffrage Collection Available for Viewing

New York Heritage, together with seven members in the New York State Library Network, including the Long Island Library Resources Council, has developed a collaborative project illustrating the history of the woman suffrage movement that is now available for viewing. They have amassed and digitized a fascinating collection of photographs, posters, pamphlets, postcards, letters and […]

One Hundred Years Ago Today, May 16, 1918

One Hundred Years Ago Today, May 16, 1918

When the United States entered World War I in April, 1917 suffrage leaders were faced with a momentous decision – should they put aside their suffrage work to aid in the war effort, or continue with their work and run the risk of being declared unpatriotic. They had faced such a dilemma during the Civil […]

Suffragist of the Month - May, 2018

Suffragist of the Month – May, 2018

Jennie Bradley Roessing, 1881 – 1963 Jennie Bradley was born May 11, 1881 to a modest family in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Little is known of her early life; she married and later divorced Frank M. Roessing, a civil engineer. In 1904 she began working for the woman suffrage movement, organized the Allegheny County Equal Rights Association, […]

Huntington Marker Dedication a Huge Success!

Huntington Marker Dedication a Huge Success!

  Under a sunny, bright blue sky over seventy people gathered at the corner of Main and Wall Streets in Huntington Tuesday afternoon to dedicate another historic marker honoring the woman suffrage movement. The marker commemorated a gathering that had been held on that corner in July,1913, that saw over a thousand people converge to rally […]

You Are Invited to the Huntington Marker Dedication!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 12:30pm, Wall & Main Streets, Huntington, NY The Long Island Woman Suffrage Association is pleased to announce the dedication of another marker to honor the woman suffrage movement in New York. The marker is located on the corner of Wall and Main Streets in the village of Huntington, and commemorates an important […]

Congratulations to Our 2018 History Day Winners!

Congratulations to Our 2018 History Day Winners!

The Long Island Woman Suffrage Association, Inc. was honored to sponsor two awards at the Long Island History Day competition, held this year on March 18 at Hofstra University. The theme of this year’s competition was “Conflict and Compromise in History.” The first award went to Jessica Loo and Prisha Arora from HB Thompson Middle […]

Women’s History Exhibits of Note

Women’s History Month will soon be over, but thankfully attention to women’s history won’t be. There are still some wonderful exhibits and programs that will continue long after March spreads it wings and flies away: New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, NY, NY, 212-873-3400. http://nyhistory.org. The Center for Women’s History marks its first anniversary with […]

Central Park Suffrage Statue Finalists Announced

The monument to suffrage leaders Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony to be erected in Central Park came closer to reality this week, as the four finalists for the design were named: Meredith Bergmann, Jane DeDecker, Victoria Guerina with Lloyd Lillie, and Ann Hirsch. Slated for a 2020 unveiling on the centennial of the […]

Suffragist of the Month, March, 2018

Suffragist of the Month, March, 2018

Rosa Marie Finocchietti Levis, 1878 – 1959 Rosa Marie Finocchietti Levis was born March 17, 1878 on Hull Street in the North End of Boston. Her parents had emigrated from Genoa, Italy and would eventually have a family of nine children. Hull Street in the North end of Boston is now recognized as an historic […]

It's Women's History Month!

It’s Women’s History Month!

Welcome to Women’s History Month, an annual national celebration of the extraordinary achievements and contributions of American women. The celebration began as Women’s History Week in 1982, and soon grew to include the entire month of March. It is supported by Presidential proclamation every year. This year’s theme is “Nevertheless, she persisted.” There is a […]

Suffragist of the Month - February, 2018

Suffragist of the Month – February, 2018

Anna Howard Shaw, 1847 – 1919 Anna Howard Shaw was born in Northumberland England, February 14, 1847 and brought to the United States as a young child. The family settled on a remote farm in Michigan and depended on Anna to help with the farm work, thus restricting her time to attend school. She eventually […]