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We Believe Betsy Ross

We Believe Betsy Ross

In March 1870, William Canby, the grandson of seamstress Betsy Ross submitted a paper to the Pennsylvania Historical Society recounting a secret meeting by Continental Congress representatives – George Washington, Robert Morris and Colonel George Ross in 1776 – asking...
Happy Birthday Susan B. Anthony

Happy Birthday Susan B. Anthony

Two hundred and four years ago today, little note was taken of the birth of a Quaker girl who later spearheaded the single most sweeping social and political change in this country since its founding—more than half all Americans who had been resolutely excluded won a...
A thank you note to Susan B. Anthony

A thank you note to Susan B. Anthony

This month in Suffrage History: A thank you note to Susan B. Anthony on her Birthday (February 15th) for teaching to recognize and reject the politics of divide and conquer Recovery from the cruel sting of injustice can be slow, discouraging and agonizing, but feeling...
A Vote of Her Own DVD

A Vote of Her Own DVD

The title of our new musical “A Vote of Her Own” is a poetic reminder that from 1776, the date of the Declaration of Independence, until 1920, women of the United States did not have “a vote of her own”. For 144 years, there were countless...
Welcome Jennifer Lee!

Welcome Jennifer Lee!

The Suffrage Coalition, Inc. is pleased to announce that the Executive Board has elected Jennifer Lee to serve as Secretary for the Coalition.  Ms. Lee is a native of Tennessee with a background in education and nonprofit management.  We are delighted that she has...
The Suffragist Christmas Celebration

The Suffragist Christmas Celebration

Rosalie Jones (who became known as General Jones) made her mark on the suffrage movement by leading hundreds of women on long marches to deliver petitions and raise awareness of the suffrage cause.  One particularly grueling march took them 13 days, through atrocious...
1915 Parade

1915 Parade

–October 1915 Parade October of 1915 brought to the streets of NYC one of the most important parades in support of woman suffrage.  For a day, attention turned away from the ongoing world war and toward the long struggle here for equality for more than half its...
May and June were the Miracle Months

May and June were the Miracle Months

Seventy-one years after the Seneca Falls Convention, on May 21, 1919, the House of Representatives finally approved the Susan B. Anthony Amendment.  The Senate followed on June 4, 1919.  Congress had finally approved the 19th Amendment and sent it to the states,...