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Governor Andrew Cuomo and Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul announced last month a new Girl Scouts patch celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York. Women in New York gained the right to vote in 1917, three years before the 19th amendment granted suffrage to women across the United States. The patch program is a partnership […]
Mary Eliza Mahoney, 1845 – 1926 Mary Eliza Mahoney was born April , 1845 (some references give May 7) in Dorchester, Massachusetts; her parents were freed slaves who had moved from North Carolina to seek a better life for their family. One of three children, Mary attended an integrated school, and dreamed of becoming a […]
Congratulations to the American Association of University Women, the Islip area branch, for their success at establishing the beginning of the Suffrage Trail on Long Island, documenting places where suffragists lived and worked. On Saturday, April 1, 2017, AAUW Vice-President Nancy Mion welcomed AAUW members, local dignitaries and Coline Jenkins, great-great- granddaughter of suffrage leader Elizabeth Cady […]
The Long Island Woman Suffrage Association was honored to sponsor two awards at the Long Island History Day competition, held this year on March 19 at Hofstra University. The theme this year was “Taking a Stand.” Julia Klayman and Ariella Ziarno, from the Woodmere Middle School, won for their Junior Group Exhibit, “Alice Paul: Suffering […]