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December 20th, 2019 by burton33

Suffrage Comes to the Rose Parade!

On Wednesday, January 1, 2020 a woman suffrage float, bedecked with thousands of vials of yellow roses will lead the historic Rose Parade in Pasadena, California to celebrate the ratification in 2020 of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting all women throughout the United States the right to vote.  The theme of this year’s […]

December 12th, 2019 by burton33

Suffrage Holiday Shopping!

As we approach the gift giving season you might want to treat your favorite suffragist to a gift that will help them celebrate the ratification of the 19th Amendment next year while having a bit of fun. Books for Adults: The Woman’s Hour: the Great Fight to Win the Vote, by Elaine Weiss. One of […]

November 10th, 2019 by burton33

Suffragist of the Month- November, 2019

Rheta Childe Dorr, 1868 – 1948 Rheta Childe was born in Lincoln, Nebraska November 2, 1868. Her father Edward Childe, was a druggist and a probate judge; her mother, Lucie Mitchell a homemaker. Both parents held the conservative belief that women should cleave to traditional roles of wife and mother, a belief that Rheta chafed […]

October 17th, 2019 by burton33

We Love A Parade!

What a wonderful time we had marching in the Columbus Day parade in Huntington NY last Sunday! A crisp fall day, flags waving, bands playing, and thousands gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of one of our most important historical figures, Christopher Columbus. The theme of the parade was the “Year of the Woman,” and to emphasize […]

October 8th, 2019 by burton33

We Love a Parade!

Just a reminder that we are marching in the Columbus Day parade on Sunday, October 13, 2019 in Huntington, beginning at 11am. Join us as we celebrate the hard-working suffragists and the upcoming centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Email me at lisuffrage@gmail.com for details. See you at the parade!

September 26th, 2019 by burton33

Suffragist of the Month – September, 2019

Anne Henrietta Martin, 1875 – 1951 Anne Henrietta Martin was born September 30, 1875 in Empire City, Nevada, the daughter of William O’Hara Martin and Lousie Stadtmuller. Unlike many parents of the day, Anne’s parents believed in educating their daughters; Anne and her sisters attended Whitaker’s School for girls, and Anne graduated from the University […]

August 26th, 2019 by burton33

Happy Women’s Equality Day – August 26th!

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 in 1920. The designation of August 26th as Women’s Equality Day was proposed in 1971 by Bella Abzug, representative from the 19th Congressional District in […]

August 17th, 2019 by burton33

Suffrage Centennial News:

The number of exhibits and celebrations planned to celebrate the 2020 ratification of the19th Amendment is growing. These are just a few planned for Washington DC; we trust there will be more to come, both throughout the region and the nation. At the Library of Congress: Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote. Memorabilia […]

August 6th, 2019 by burton33

Suffragist of the Month – August 2019

Inez Milholland Boissevain 1886 – 1916 “Martyr for the Cause” Inez Milholland was born August 6, 1886 to a wealthy, progressive family in Brooklyn, New York. Her family spent much of their time in London, where she attended the Kensington High School for Girls. She then attended Vassar College, graduated in 1909, and, in an […]

July 26th, 2019 by burton33

Suffrage Centennial News!

Celebration of the 2020 centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment is gearing up! A century after the 19th Amendment was passed, Susan B. Anthony is being honored by having her name adorn a 130-passenger NY Waterway vessel that will ply the Hudson each day, alongside sister ferries Molly Pitcher, Betsy Ross, and more than 30 other […]

July 10th, 2019 by burton33

Suffragist of the Month – July, 2019

Gertrude Bustill Mossell – 1855 – 1948 Quite often the work of African-American suffragists went unrecognized, hidden in plain view by the work of others, but the contributions they made to the movement were no less meaningful or important. In addition to being an avid suffragist, Gertrude Bustill Mossell held the rare position of an […]

June 18th, 2019 by burton33

Suffrage Biographies On Line

If our Suffragist of the Month feature leaves you wishing for more suffrage biographies, check out this on-line biographical dictionary, with over 950 listed biographies so far. http://documents.alexanderstreet.com/votesforwomen. Their plan is to eventually list stories about over 3000 suffragists. PS – Check out the story of Kitty Marion with a familiar author.

June 16th, 2019 by burton33

100 Years Ago today – New York Ratifies the 19th Amendment

On June 16, 1919 New York State was one of the first states to ratify the 19th Amendment to the Constitution giving all women throughout the nation the right to vote. The battle for the vote represented over seventy years of an intense campaign – writing, marching, speaking, publishing newspapers, begging for funds, circulating petitions […]

June 11th, 2019 by burton33

Suffragist of the Month- June, 2019

Catherine Waugh McCulloch, 1862 – 1945 Catherine Waugh was born June 4, 1862 in Ransomville, New York, the only daughter of Susan Gougher and Abraham Waugh. When she was five years old her family moved to New Milford, Illinois. Catherine was fortunate  –  her parents believed in educating both girls and boys. She graduated from […]

June 2nd, 2019 by burton33

We Love a Parade!

  A small but dedicated group marched behind the Long Island Woman Suffrage Association banner last Monday at the Glen Cove Memorial Day parade. We were pleased to march to honor those who served our country in the armed forces, as well as those who worked to secure political equality for all. Next year marks […]