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Women’s History

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...

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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...

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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,...

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A Special Welcome to Our Official Historian 

A Special Welcome to Our Official Historian 

We are so pleased to announce that Dr. Carole Bucy has come on board as Official Historian of the Suffrage Coalition.  Dr. Bucy has researched and written extensively on the Suffrage movement, especially in Tennessee.  As a professor, a writer and community servant...

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Ain’t I a Woman: Sojourner Truth

Ain’t I a Woman: Sojourner Truth

Isabella Baumfree, also known as Sojourner Truth (1797-1883), was born into slavery, sold at the age of nine and endured humilation, hardship and abuse for more than four decades. Her activism in women’s issues made her a hero. In 1851, she delivered her...

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“Celebrating” Woman’s Day

“Celebrating” Woman’s Day

Today is March 8th. Around the globe, the world is celebrating what has been designated as "International Women's Day," tying it back to labor protests for women around the globe. The actual "celebration" has been whitewashed an blurred from its beginnings, hoping...

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For the love of children

For the love of children

Mary McLeod Bethune, (1875 – 1955), was born to Samuel and Patsy McLeod, emancipated slaves, in the summer of 1875 near Maysville, South Carolina. She was the fifteenth child of the 17 McLeod children. Her parents were able to obtain five acres of land where she...

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Are Women People?

Are Women People?

Alice Duer Miller (1874-1942) wrote a woman suffrage column for the New York Tribune in 1915 and 1917 called “Are Women People?”  She took on issues and men who criticize women for wanting to vote and work. Click on the link to read some of her columns....

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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...

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