Founding Feminists
Today in Herstory: The Suffragist "Prison Special" Comes to Chicago

Today in Herstory: The Suffragist “Prison Special” Comes to Chicago

March 5, 1919: The special railroad car, chartered by the National Woman's Party, left the nation's capital on February 15th and has given these brave activists a chance to state their case to huge crowds and numerous reporters around the country.
Today in Herstory: DC Court of Appeals Declares Arrests of Suffragists Illegal

Today in Herstory: DC Court of Appeals Declares Arrests of Suffragists Illegal

March 4, 1918: A major victory today for 218 suffragists arrested during last year for picketing along the White House fence!
Today in Herstory: Massive Suffrage Parade Takes the Nation's Capital By Storm

Today in Herstory: Massive Suffrage Parade Takes the Nation’s Capital By Storm

March 3, 1913: Any doubts about the courage, dedication, or organizational skills of suffragists that may have existed in the minds of some a few hours ago must certainly lie discarded along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C, tonight.
Today in Herstory: "Oh Sisters, My Sisters! The Trip is Nearly Done."

Today in Herstory: “Oh Sisters, My Sisters! The Trip is Nearly Done.”

February 27, 1913: The suffrage hikers pushed on toward Washington, D.C., this morning despite rain, mud, hecklers and a growing conflict with the officers of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
Today in Herstory: Suffrage Hikers Get Back on the Road

Today in Herstory: Suffrage Hikers Get Back on the Road

February 26, 1913: General Rosalie Jones and her suffragist Army of the Hudson are advancing again!
Today in Herstory: Suffrage Hikers Hold Meetings As They Continue Their March to DC

Today in Herstory: Suffrage Hikers Hold Meetings As They Continue Their March to DC

February 25, 1913: Proving that they can be just as bold indoors as on the road, the suffrage hikers descended upon two of Baltimore's most patriarchal institutions on this, the 14th day of their pilgrimage from Newark, New Jersey, to Washington, D.C.
Today in Herstory: Suffrage Strikers Hike 26 Miles to Baltimore in One Day

Today in Herstory: Suffrage Strikers Hike 26 Miles to Baltimore in One Day

February 23, 1913: In an unexpected move - and an extraordinary burst of energy and enthusiasm - most of the suffragist Army of the Hudson walked all 26 miles from Belair to Baltimore, Maryland, today.
Today in Herstory: Suffrage Hikers Cross into Maryland

Today in Herstory: Suffrage Hikers Cross into Maryland

February 20, 1913: Another day and another State line crossed for the suffrage hikers!
Today in Herstory: Suffrage Hikers Descend on Wilmington, Delaware

Today in Herstory: Suffrage Hikers Descend on Wilmington, Delaware

February 19, 1913: After seven consecutive days of walking and approximately 116 of the 225 miles from Newark, New Jersey, to Washington, D.C., behind them, the suffrage hikers are spending this eighth day in Wilmington, Delaware, "getting new feet" as they put it.
Today in Herstory: Suffrage Hikers Have Made it Halfway from New Jersey to DC

Today in Herstory: Suffrage Hikers Have Made it Halfway from New Jersey to DC

February 18, 1913: Halfway! Day Seven of the suffrage hike was very successful in a number of ways, not the least of which was passing the midpoint in the long trek from Newark, New Jersey, to Washington, D.C.
Today in Herstory: Suffragist Hikers Arrive in Princeton

Today in Herstory: Suffragist Hikers Arrive in Princeton

February 13, 1913: This was an eventful, but exhausting, 27-mile second day of the Newark, New Jersey, to Washington, D.C., suffrage hike by "General" Rosalie Jones and her "Army of the Hudson."
Today in Herstory: Suffrage Hikers Depart New Jersey for Two-Month Trek to DC

Today in Herstory: Suffrage Hikers Depart New Jersey for Two-Month Trek to DC

February 12, 1913: "On to Washington!" and "Votes for Women!"
Today in Herstory: Amelia Earhart Announces That She Will Fly Around the World

Today in Herstory: Amelia Earhart Announces That She Will Fly Around the World

February 11, 1937: Amelia Earhart, who five years ago became the first woman - and only the second person - to fly solo across the North Atlantic, announced plans today for a far more ambitious adventure.
Today in Herstory: One Vote Holds Suffrage Back in the Senate

Today in Herstory: One Vote Holds Suffrage Back in the Senate

February 10, 1919: A landmark suffrage victory came tantalizingly close today, but still remains out of reach tonight.
Today in Herstory: Progressive Woman Suffrage Union Opens NYC Office

Today in Herstory: Progressive Woman Suffrage Union Opens NYC Office

February 9, 1908: The Progressive Woman Suffrage Union opened its new 6' x 7.5' office at 63 West 14th Street in Manhattan to the press and public today.
Today in Herstory: Contraception Advocate Margaret Sanger is Now in Prison

Today in Herstory: Contraception Advocate Margaret Sanger is Now in Prison

February 5, 1917: Margaret Sanger is in Brooklyn's Raymond Street Jail tonight, beginning a 30-day sentence for the "crime" of giving out birth control information.
Today in Herstory: Fania Mindell and Margaret Sanger Found Guilty of Violating New York's Birth Control Laws

Today in Herstory: Fania Mindell and Margaret Sanger Found Guilty of Violating New York’s Birth Control Laws

February 2, 1917: The verdicts of the three-judge panel were read just hours after Ethel Byrne was freed from the Blackwell's Island Workhouse.
Today in Herstory: Birth Control Advocates Press for Better Conditions for Ethel Byrne

Today in Herstory: Birth Control Advocates Press for Better Conditions for Ethel Byrne

January 30, 1917: Imprisoned birth control advocate Ethel Byrne's force-feedings continue, as do nationwide protests over her conviction and treatment.
Today in Herstory: Margaret Sanger Calls for Repealing Laws Blocking Contraception Access and Information

Today in Herstory: Margaret Sanger Calls for Repealing Laws Blocking Contraception Access and Information

January 29, 1917: Three thousand people cheered Margaret Sanger's speech earlier tonight at Carnegie Hall, as she called for the repeal or overturning of Section 1142 of the New York State Penal Code and all similar statutes.
Today in Herstory: Force-Feedings Continue for Ethel Byrne

Today in Herstory: Force-Feedings Continue for Ethel Byrne

January 28, 1917: A regular schedule of force-feedings is being drawn up by Workhouse authorities for Ethel Byrne, now serving a 30-day sentence for giving out information on contraception last October at the nation's first birth control clinic.