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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 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 Manhattan. After […]
Yesterday I joined other members of the Long Island Studies Council for a guided tour of the Sands-Willets House in Port Washington. The house dates to 1735, was added on in 1840, and is currently the home of the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society. Along with exhibits offering a glimpse of costumes, postcards, textiles and […]
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. But until then we must take this opportunity to celebrate the special women who helped make our world a better place. Not just famous suffragists like Susan B. Anthony […]