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October 13th, 2021 by burton33

Remarkable Woman of the Month – October 2021

Belva Ann Lockwood 1830 – 1917 Today, in October of 2021, with four women sitting on the Supreme Court it seems unbelievable that until 1879 women attorneys (of which there were few) were not even permitted to present cases before the Supreme Court. Women were discouraged from becoming attorneys, since most law schools would not […]

August 26th, 2021 by burton33

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 […]

June 22nd, 2021 by burton33

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 […]

June 8th, 2021 by burton33

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, […]

May 27th, 2021 by burton33

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 […]

April 6th, 2021 by burton33

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 […]

March 14th, 2021 by burton33

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 4th, 2021 by burton33

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 […]