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HAPPY WOMEN'S EQUALITY DAY!

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 […]

An Unfinished Revolution Released!

An Unfinished Revolution Released!

We are pleased to announce 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 an enormous gap about how voting rights activism on the local, state […]

Historic Marker Honoring Suffragist Unveiled!

Historic Marker Honoring Suffragist Unveiled!

An historic marker honoring suffragist Edna Buckman Kearns of Rockville Centre was unveiled today on the boardwalk in Long Beach where she had demonstrated for women’s right to vote over one hundred years ago. The installation of the marker represented years of effort by several groups, including the Long Island Woman Suffrage Association. Her granddaughter, […]

Remarkable New York Women

Remarkable New York Women

Betty Gillies, 1908 – 1998 As Memorial Day approaches our thoughts turn to honoring those who have sacrificed to protect our American way of life, and no group illustrates this more perfectly than the Woman Airforce Service Pilots, known as the WASP. The WASP was an elite cadre of experienced women pilots recruited by the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]