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October 3, 1950: Eleanor Roosevelt Praises Women's Rights Victories Around the World and Asks for More

October 3, 1950: Eleanor Roosevelt Praises Women’s Rights Victories Around the World and Asks for More

Eleanor Roosevelt, former First Lady and present U.S. Delegate to the United Nations, today praised the progress the women of the world have made in winning the vote in the five years since the United Nations was established.
October 2, 1918: Suffragists Vow to Elect Allies and Oust Enemies in Senate

October 2, 1918: Suffragists Vow to Elect Allies and Oust Enemies in Senate

One thing is now certain: there will be no second vote until after the November elections, according to members of the Senate Woman Suffrage Committee. It's the consensus of the committee's pro-suffrage members that until the composition of the Senate is changed, the result would be another defeat.
October 1, 1918: Senators Weigh in on Woman Suffrage

October 1, 1918: Senators Weigh in on Woman Suffrage

The speeches by pro-suffrage Senators today were as eloquent and impassioned as they had been during yesterday's debate.
September 30, 1918: President Wilson Speaks Out in Congress for Woman Suffrage

September 30, 1918: President Wilson Speaks Out in Congress for Woman Suffrage

It was truly stunning and historic when President Wilson unexpectedly came into the Senate at 1:00 this afternoon to speak for fifteen minutes on the necessity and justice of that body voting in favor of the Susan B. Anthony Amendment.
September 29, 1906: New York City's Women Teachers Rise Up for Equal Pay

September 29, 1906: New York City’s Women Teachers Rise Up for Equal Pay

"Equal pay for equal work!" That was the demand today by the 4,000 women in New York City's Interborough Teachers' Association.
September 25, 1932: Women Fight Back Against Cutback Legislation

September 25, 1932: Women Fight Back Against Cutback Legislation

A new weapon in what's becoming a war on women in the workforce was denounced tonight by Civil Service Commissioner Jessie Dell at a meeting sponsored by the National Woman's Party at its Washington, D.C., headquarters.
September 24, 1917: New House Committee Will Be Dedicated to Suffrage

September 24, 1917: New House Committee Will Be Dedicated to Suffrage

Though Representative Joseph Walsh called it yielding to "the nagging of iron-jawed angels," the House voted 181-107 today to finally create a separate Committee on Woman Suffrage.
September 23, 1923: National Women's Party Celebrates Its Legacy, Vows to Move Forward at Colorado Pageant

September 23, 1923: National Women’s Party Celebrates Its Legacy, Vows to Move Forward at Colorado Pageant

Anyone who thinks the National Woman's Party must have lost some of its drive or militance clearly wasn't at today's colorful pageant in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
September 22, 1932: Amelia Earhart Lobbies for the ERA at the White House

September 22, 1932: Amelia Earhart Lobbies for the ERA at the White House

"I know from practical experience of the discriminations which confront women when they enter an occupation where men have priority in opportunity, advancement and protection."
September 19, 1893: Women in New Zealand Win Suffrage!

September 19, 1893: Women in New Zealand Win Suffrage!

In an unprecedented victory for the suffrage movement, all women in New Zealand, regardless of economic status or race, won full voting rights today.
September 18, 1968: Suffragists Fight to Save the Historic Sewall-Belmont House

September 18, 1968: Suffragists Fight to Save the Historic Sewall-Belmont House

Alice Paul is in full fighting mode today, and women are preparing to risk arrest and engage in civil disobedience if necessary.
September 17, 1909: National American Woman Suffrage Association Moves Back to New York City

September 17, 1909: National American Woman Suffrage Association Moves Back to New York City

It's a new era in the suffrage battle, and a new headquarters for the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
September 16, 1918: Suffragist Groups Clash Over President Wilson

September 16, 1918: Suffragist Groups Clash Over President Wilson

The contrast between the older, traditional suffrage groups and the movement's newer, more militant faction was never more in evidence than today.
September 15, 1970: ERA Supporters Heard By Senate Judiciary Committee

September 15, 1970: ERA Supporters Heard By Senate Judiciary Committee

Today, Equal Rights Amendment supporters finally got a chance to make their case to the Senate Judiciary Committee - but in a move that mirrored the kind of bias that still exists, proponents were allowed only one day of testimony, despite opponents being given three days last week.
September 12, 1967: Feminists and Labor Unions Take On Sexist Airline Industry

September 12, 1967: Feminists and Labor Unions Take On Sexist Airline Industry

Are being quite young, very attractive, and an unmarried woman "bona fide occupational qualifications" for being a stewardess? According to the airline industry, the answer is "yes," but two unions and feminist Betty Friedan disagree.
September 11, 1917: Banquet Honors Jailed "Silent Sentinel" Suffragists

September 11, 1917: Banquet Honors Jailed “Silent Sentinel” Suffragists

Today saw a celebration of courage and triumph in Washington, DC, as well as optimism in the wake of a defeat in Maine.
September 10, 1920: National Women's Party Shifts Goals After Big Suffrage Victory

September 10, 1920: National Women’s Party Shifts Goals After Big Suffrage Victory

Though originally created for the purpose of putting the Susan B. Anthony Amendment into the Constitution, there was a consensus among Executive Committee members today that the party must now evolve from an "equal suffrage" organization to one whose goal is total equality.
September 9, 1912: Theodore Roosevelt Urges Washington Women to Vote Progressive

September 9, 1912: Theodore Roosevelt Urges Washington Women to Vote Progressive

If Progressives are to win the White House in November, women must register and vote in great numbers, according to former - and hopefully future - President Theodore Roosevelt.
September 8, 1852: National Women's Rights Convention Sparks Excitement for Growing Movement

September 8, 1852: National Women’s Rights Convention Sparks Excitement for Growing Movement

Judging by the attendance, speeches and resolutions at today's opening session of the third annual National Women's Rights Convention, the movement is growing, and attracting many new and ambitious young supporters.
September 5, 1910: Shirtwaist Workers Take to the Streets on Labor Day

September 5, 1910: Shirtwaist Workers Take to the Streets on Labor Day

In a very encouraging sign, a majority of the over 70,000 marchers in New York City's Labor Day Parade this afternoon were women.