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December 22nd, 2020 by burton33

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 […]

October 29th, 2020 by burton33

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 […]

October 23rd, 2020 by burton33

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 […]

August 25th, 2020 by burton33

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 […]

August 18th, 2020 by burton33

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 […]

August 1st, 2020 by burton33

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 […]

July 14th, 2020 by burton33

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 […]

July 6th, 2020 by burton33

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 […]

June 1st, 2020 by burton33

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, […]

May 1st, 2020 by burton33

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 […]

April 13th, 2020 by burton33

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 […]

April 2nd, 2020 by burton33

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 […]

March 12th, 2020 by burton33

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 […]

February 22nd, 2020 by burton33

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 […]

February 1st, 2020 by burton33

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 […]