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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 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 […]

Happy Birthday, Inez Milholland Boissevain

Today, August 6 marks the 136th birthday of the courageous suffragist, Inez Milholland Boissevain, whose early death while campaigning for suffrage  resulted in her being hailed as a “martyr” for the cause. Inez was born August 6, 1886 to a wealthy, progressive family in Brooklyn, New York. Her family spent much of their time in London, where […]

HAPPY JUNE 4TH!

Today, June 4, marks an important day in the struggle for woman suffrage – the day in 1919 that the US Senate finally passed the Woman Suffrage Amendment, granting all women throughout the United States the right to vote. On January 10, 1918 the House of Representatives passed the Woman Suffrage Amendment by a count of […]

Woman of the Month – May, 2022

Amelia Jenks Bloomer, 1818 – 1894  Amelia Jenks Bloomer is one of my favorite suffragists, not just because she introduced Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Susan B. Anthony, thus providing us with a wonderful team who worked tirelessly together for suffrage for over 50 years, but because of her courage. She first let her voice be […]

THE “SUFFS” COME TO OFF-BROADWAY!

The story of the heroic work of Alice Paul and her fellow suffragists comes to life in an ambitious new musical created by Shaina Taub, who wrote the music, lyrics and book, and also stars as Alice Paul herself. Taub’s musical at the Public Newman Theater tells the story of the woman suffrage movement in […]

Port Jefferson Women’s History Month Exhibit

In celebration of Women’s History Month the Village of Port Jefferson is currently running a show through March at the Village Center celebrating Woman Suffrage.. The exhibit also celebrates the work of costume specialist Nan Guzzetta, who shall always be remembered for her devotion to helping historians bring the people of the past to life […]

Remarkable Woman of the Month, February 2022

Katherine Houghton Hepburn, 1878 – 1951 The name Katherine Hepburn usually calls to mind the famous red-headed actress, star of stage and screen, who defied contemporary mores and lived life on her own terms. But before her there was another head-strong, fiery-tempered Katherine Hepburn whose passion for equality improved the lives of, not just her […]

Happy Birthday, Carrie Chapman Catt

Happy Birthday, Carrie Chapman Catt

On a cold November morning in 1872, in a farmhouse outside Charles City, Iowa, a drama unfolded that would change the course of history.  Thirteen-year-old Carrie Lane was breakfasting with her family when her father and their hired hand rose from the table and reached for their coats. They were going into the city to […]