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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, […]

THE VOTE! PBS Film Coming Soon!

The Vote, a new two-part, four-hour documentary chronicling the dramatic culmination story of the hard-fought campaign waged by American women for the right to vote, will premiere July 6-7, 2020 on PBS. The Vote brings to life the unsung leaders of the movement and the deep controversies over gender roles and race that divided Americans […]

Save The Date!

Thursday, May 21, 2020, 7:30pm Host Ken Magos of the PBS series “Drive By History” interviews me to discuss the historic marker in Huntington, NY and my current efforts to install another marker in Long Beach, NY, both honoring suffragist Edna Buckman Kearns. Filmed last summer, the program also spotlights efforts by the Pomeroy Foundation […]

Remarkable Woman of the Month – May 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. Lavinia Lloyd Dock, 1858 – 1956 Lavinia Lloyd Dock was born Feb. 26, 1858 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Despite being raised […]

Remarkable Woman of the Month -April, 2020

Remarkable Woman of the Month -April, 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. Martha Minerva Franklin, 1870 – 1968 When we think of heroic, trail blazing nurses we think almost immediately of […]

Good Reads for Tough Times

Although there has been an understandable halt to programs and celebrations of the suffrage centennial there are many wonderful books circulating that help keep the story alive. Your public library is probably closed but you can still access these titles as e-books through your library’s web site, or on Amazon. The Woman’s Hour: The Great […]

Hot on the Suffrage Trail!

Hot on the Suffrage Trail!

The woman suffrage movement came alive for a few days last week when my husband and I visited Newport Rhode Island, summer home of prominent suffragist Alva Vanderbilt Belmont. Alva’s opulent Beaux Art mansion, Marble House, was built for her as a 39th birthday present by her first husband, Willie K. Vanderbilt, grandson of Cornelius […]

Happy Birthday, Aunt Susan!

Happy Birthday, Aunt Susan!

The Long Island Woman Suffrage Association visited a local fourth grade last week to talk about the contributions of Susan B. Anthony and to make colorful birthday cards in honor of her 200th Birthday on February 15th. We then sent some to the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum in Adams, MA, and some to the […]

Suffragist of the Month - February 2020

Suffragist of the Month – February 2020

Louise deKoven Bowen, 1859 – 1953 Louise deKoven was born in Chicago, February 26, 1859 the only child of Helen Hadduck and John DeKoven. Her childhood was one of wealth and privilege; she graduated from the prestigious Dearborn Seminary in 1916, and began teaching Sunday School at St. James Episcopal Church. Although she remained a […]

Suffragettes in Corselettes!

Not only did suffragists have to work hard for the vote, but they also had to endure being physically twisted and conformed by society into what was considered a “desired shape.” Join the mother-daughter team of Velya Janez-Urban and Chris Urban for “Suffragettes In Corselettes: the Evolution of Underwear and Our 19th Amendment,” noon, Wednesday […]

Suffragist of the Month, January, 2020

Fanny Bullock Workman, 1859 – 1925 Fanny Bullock was born January 8, 1859 to Alexander Hamilton Bullock, who had served as governor of Massachusetts, and Elvira Hazard Bullock. Her childhood was one of privilege and she enjoyed a comprehensive education, both in the US and in Europe. At the age of 22 she married William […]