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More Good Reads for Tough Times

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

CENTRAL PARK STATUE DEDICATION TOMORROW!

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Remarkable Woman the Month, July 2020

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 […]

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 […]

THE VOTE – On PBS

American Experience on PBS will be showing a two-part series, The Vote, on July 6th and 7th. They will be hosting a pair of virtual preview screenings for The Vote in the coming weeks. Here is the basic information for each event as well as a link to register: June 23, 7-8:30pm ET – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/american-experience-the-vote-screening-and-discussion-tickets-108860733384 […]

Remarkable Woman of the Month, June 2020

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, […]

THE VOTE! PBS Film Coming Soon!

The Vote, a new two-part, four-hour documentary chronicling the dramatic culmination story of the hard-fought campaign waged by American women for the right to vote, will premiere July 6-7, 2020 on PBS. The Vote brings to life the unsung leaders of the movement and the deep controversies over gender roles and race that divided Americans […]

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 […]

Remarkable Woman of the Month -April, 2020

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 […]

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 […]

Hot on the Suffrage Trail!

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 […]