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An Inside Look at the Real Woman Suffrage Movement

We look forward to the release of an exciting new family memoir by author Marguerite Kearns, An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights. As granddaughter of noted suffragist Edna Buckman Kearns, (of Rockville Center) Ms. Kearns fills in an enormous gap about how voting rights activism on the local, state […]

NEWSDAY HONORS DR. NATALIE NAYLOR!

NEWSDAY HONORS DR. NATALIE NAYLOR!

Newsday readers have a treat in Sunday’s paper – an article honoring my good friend Dr. Natalie Naylor. Dr. Naylor taught at Hofstra University for 32 years, and is the author of several books and many articles about remarkable women in Long Island’s history. Her latest book, Women In Long Island’s Past features information about […]

March is Women’s History Month!

Hopefully we will soon reach the day when the celebration of women’s history is not limited to one month, but is celebrated throughout the entire year, marking no difference from men’s – “People’s history” it might be called. But until then we can’t resist this opportunity to use this month to celebrate the special women […]

Save the Date! Sunday, April 11, 2021

Information from our colleague, Ellyn Okvist of the Lake Ronkonkoma Heritage Association: On June 8, 1915 THE SUFFRAGE TORCH went on a Statewide campaign led by the Women’s Political Union from Montauk Point Lighthouse to Buffalo, arriving on July 27, 1915. Mrs. Harriet Stanton Blatch, President of the Union, held a mass meeting on July […]

Celebration – 2020 Style

The 2020 we anticipated was not the 2020 we got. We anticipated that the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment would bring celebratory gatherings, rallies and parades. We worked for years – writing articles, publishing books, marching in parades, waving our placards and raising our voices. Instead, 2020 brought us isolation, fear and […]

More Good Reads for Tough Times

More Good Reads for Tough Times

The centennial celebration of the ratification of the 19th Amendment might have passed, but there is still plenty to learn about this fascinating civil rights movement that enfranchised millions of Americans. Women Win the Vote: 19 for the 19th Amendment, by Nancy B. Kennedy. An attractive young adult offering that maps the lives of 19 […]

Lillian Wald Remembered

It is always gratifying when young people choose to research and celebrate history, and the many remarkable women of the past. Eloise Griffin and Jimin Lee, students at Schreiber High School in Port Washington, have created a wonderful video to celebrate the life of Lillian Wald, an American nurse, humanitarian and suffragist. They have graciously […]

HAPPY WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY!

Today, August 26th, we celebrate Women’s Equality Day, the day the 19th Amendment granting all women in the United States the right to vote was finally made part of the US Constitution. The designation of August 26th as Women’s Equality Day was proposed in 1971 by Bella Abzug, representative from the 19th Congressional District in Manhattan. After seventy-two years […]

CENTRAL PARK STATUE DEDICATION TOMORROW!

CENTRAL PARK STATUE DEDICATION TOMORROW!

The long awaited dedication of the Central Park statue honoring three suffragists will take place tomorrow morning, at 7:45am. The statue of the three women, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Sojourner Truth will be the first one of real women to be installed in the park. To view this historic moment log onto […]

100 Years Ago Today -VICTORY!

100 years ago today, August 18, 1920, women throughout the nation finally won equal citizenship with their male counterparts – the right to elective franchise, to have their voices heard – the right to vote. After a bruising seventy-two year battle it all came down to the State of Tennessee, the thirty-sixth state needed for […]

SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL – CELEBRATING -COVID STYLE

The Corona Virus may have squelched some plans for a centennial celebration, but we present day-suffragists are adaptable, and have found other ways to celebrate that amazing achievement. The Long Island Woman Suffrage Association has partnered with the League of Women Voters to present two virtual programs celebrating the centennial. If you missed that one […]

Remarkable Woman the Month, July 2020

Remarkable Woman the Month, July 2020

In these difficult times we wish to recognize the heroics of the health-care professionals who are saving lives every day by honoring those of the past. Some of those may have been suffragists. All were brave. Mary Edwards Walker – 1832 – 1919 Mary Edwards Walker was born in 1832 in Oswego NY to progressive […]

THE VOTE – TONIGHT!

American Experience on PBS will be showing “The Vote,” a two-part series on Channel 13, tonight, July 6th and tomorrow, July 7th, at 9pm. This year marks the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Through the use of hundreds of photographs, antique video footage, and illuminating commentary, “The Vote” tells the frustrating but […]

THE VOTE – On PBS

American Experience on PBS will be showing a two-part series, The Vote, on July 6th and 7th. They will be hosting a pair of virtual preview screenings for The Vote in the coming weeks. Here is the basic information for each event as well as a link to register: June 23, 7-8:30pm ET – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/american-experience-the-vote-screening-and-discussion-tickets-108860733384 […]

Remarkable Woman of the Month, June 2020

Remarkable Woman of the Month, June 2020

In these difficult times we wish to recognize the heroics of the health-care professionals who are saving lives every day by honoring those of the past. Some of those may have been suffragists. All were brave. Sara Josephine Baker, MD, 1873 – 1945 Sara Josephine Baker hadn’t planned on becoming a doctor. Born in 1873, […]