Posted by: Amy LaCount
on Jun 28, 2013
I can’t get enough of Wendy Davis – her no-bullshit attitude, unwavering resolve, colossal intellect, passion, and warmth, not to mention her seriously KILLER sneakers – but she also makes me crave more stories about the original badass women in politics, AKA the suffragettes.
Thankfully, this hankering is right on time, because a safe belonging to members of the Suffrage Movement was cracked open ... Read More
Posted by: Katrina Pallop
on Mar 04, 2013
It’s hard to believe that less than a century has gone by since the 19th amendment was passed into law. But 100 years ago, the women’s suffrage movement was still going strong in its pursuit of voting rights for women. Yesterday marked the 100th anniversary of the massive 1913 women’s suffrage parade in Washington D.C., which occurred the day before Woodrow Wilson's inauguration. The Atlantic has compiled some amazing ... Read More
Posted by: Erika W. Smith
on Nov 09, 2012
The battle for women’s suffrage took place on the streets, in picket lines, in jail cells, chained to the railings of government buildings, and…in the mail? Social science blog The Society Pages has compiled archives of suffragist and anti-suffrage postcards from the early 1900s (at least these ones don’t suggest that women wear a muzzle!). Here are a few of our favorites ... Read More
Posted by: Marguerite Kearns
in Boob Tube
on Sep 16, 2011
I have a big popcorn bowl ready for a History Detectives segment on Tuesday, September 20th (PBS, 8-9 ET). This episode, which focuses on women's suffrage, is worth watching because it’s rare that women’s history gets much play on national TV.
The History Detectives program on September 20th features Yvonne Blemly Crumlish and probes the mystery of her grandmother Addie's suffrage pennant that Yvonne's father gave her ... Read More
Posted by: Marguerite Kearns
in Eat Me
on Sep 13, 2011
When I was young, my mother told me about my suffragist grandmother Edna (that's her in the photo). “She did important work so women can vote today,” my mother said. I took the story to heart. I couldn’t wait until the subject of women’s suffrage was raised in school. I imagined raising my hand, standing up in front of my classmates, and waxing lyrically about my grandma.
Nothing happened through the sixth grade. Or ... Read More
Posted by: Eileen Milman
on May 25, 2011
This is an issue that is close to our hearts, former teacher and journalist, Marguerite Kearns is trying to get her grandmother's suffragette campaign wagon to be exhibited permanently at the New York State Museum in Albany, New York.
As of now, the wagon is sitting in a museum warehouse somewhere in Albany, waiting for its next appearance in public. Without our support, there is no way of knowing when it will stop collecting dust, ... Read More