Posts tagged "feminist history"

Today in Herstory: Number of Force-Fed Protesting Suffragists Increases

Founding Feminists is FMF’s daily herstory column. November 21, 1917: The number of suffragists being subjected to the ordeal of force-feeding has suddenly increased from two to five. Lucy Burns and Dora Lewis, leaders of the hunger strike at Occoquan Workhouse, were transferred out yesterday and sent to join Alice Paul and Rose Winslow in...
Today in Herstory: Suffragist Alice Paul Kept in Hospital During Hunger Strike

Today in Herstory: Suffragist Alice Paul Kept in Hospital During Hunger Strike

November 18, 1917: Suffragist Alice Paul has finally been transferred out of the psychopathic ward of Washington, D.C.'s District Jail, and today succeeded in smuggling a note out of the hospital ward where she is now being kept during her hunger strike and force-feedings.
Today in Herstory: Public Support for "Silent Sentinel" Suffragists is On the Rise

Today in Herstory: Public Support for “Silent Sentinel” Suffragists is On the Rise

November 17, 1917: Public support for the imprisoned "Silent Sentinel" suffragists is increasing now that newspapers have begun to print excerpts from a note written by Lucy Burns and smuggled out of Occoquan Workhouse. The lawyer for several of the women in Occoquan was also able to visit them yesterday and is still talking to...
Today in Herstory: Police Arrest Silent Sentinels After a Riot in the Nation's Capital

Today in Herstory: Police Arrest Silent Sentinels After a Riot in the Nation’s Capital

November 13, 1917: Today, "Silent Sentinels," who are picketing President Wilson over his failure to support nationwide woman suffrage, first battled a hostile mob, and then were arrested by police - who chose not to arrest any of their attackers.
Today in Herstory: DC Judge Unexpectedly Frees Arrested Suffragists

Today in Herstory: DC Judge Unexpectedly Frees Arrested Suffragists

November 12, 1917: After all they've gone through, it's not easy to shock the suffragists who have been picketing President Wilson. But today they were truly caught by surprise.
Today in Herstory: Jailed Suffrage Protesters Show Support for Alice Paul

Today in Herstory: Jailed Suffrage Protesters Show Support for Alice Paul

November 11, 1917: Some of Paul's most ardent supporters rushed by and clustered below her window to salute her. "West Virginia greets you!" "Oklahoma is with you!" "New York salutes you!"
Today in Herstory: It Will Take More Than Imprisonment to Deter Suffrage

Today in Herstory: It Will Take More Than Imprisonment to Deter Suffrage

November 10, 1917: Today, forty-one brave suffragists answered the question of whether recent mass arrests followed by increasingly lengthy prison sentences would be enough to prevent American citizens from asserting their right to peacefully voice their demand for political equality. Their answer was a unanimous and defiant "No!"
Today in Herstory: Suffrage Leaders Celebrate Victory in New York

Today in Herstory: Suffrage Leaders Celebrate Victory in New York

November 7, 1917: The festive atmosphere that prevailed at suffrage offices last night continued this morning amid a run on "I Am A Voter" buttons by the newly enfranchised women of New York State at the headquarters of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
Today in Herstory: New York Women Win the Vote!

Today in Herstory: New York Women Win the Vote!

November 6, 1917: Victory !
Today in Herstory: Suffragists Make Their Final Plans for New York's Election

Today in Herstory: Suffragists Make Their Final Plans for New York’s Election

November 5, 1917: It's nearly all over but the voting!
Today in Herstory: New York Rabbi Calls Women's Disenfranchisement A "Great Moral Wrong"

Today in Herstory: New York Rabbi Calls Women’s Disenfranchisement A “Great Moral Wrong”

November 4, 1917: The New York State suffrage campaign is coming to an enthusiastic and optimistic finish with just two more days remaining until the vote.
Today in Herstory: All Suffrage Sights Are Set to New York

Today in Herstory: All Suffrage Sights Are Set to New York

November 3, 1917: It's hard to believe that it was just two years ago yesterday that the suffrage movement endured its worst setback, because its biggest victory may be just three days away!
Today in Herstory: One Million New York Women Want Suffrage

Today in Herstory: One Million New York Women Want Suffrage

October 31, 1915: Despite the fact that it was a Sunday, this was no day of rest for New York's suffragists, with Election Day coming up on Tuesday.
Today in Herstory: Will New York Choose Suffrage?

Today in Herstory: Will New York Choose Suffrage?

October 30, 1915: The last Saturday before Election Day is traditionally a time of frenzied activity, and this one was no exception as New York suffragists expressed confidence about victory on Tuesday while working around the clock to attain it.
Today in Herstory: Suffragists Across NYC Hold Rallies and Meetings and Deliver Speeches for 24 Hours Straight

Today in Herstory: Suffragists Across NYC Hold Rallies and Meetings and Deliver Speeches for 24 Hours Straight

October 29, 1915: The final few days and most strenuous phase of the New York State suffrage campaign was kicked off just after midnight this morning.
Today in Herstory: New York City Suffragists Begin Final Election Push Marching by Torchlight

Today in Herstory: New York City Suffragists Begin Final Election Push Marching by Torchlight

October 28, 1915: Standing in the large, cheering crowd at 59th Street and 8th Avenue tonight watching the torchlight suffrage parade, it's hard to imagine how the New York campaign could possibly get more intense that it has been up until now.
Today in 1915: Suffragists Take On Candidates Violating Promises to Support the Woman's Vote

Today in 1915: Suffragists Take On Candidates Violating Promises to Support the Woman’s Vote

A clever and very effective campaign was launched today by the Women's Political Union to embarrass those who may consider violating promises on woman suffrage.
Today in 1915: Suffragists Across the East Coast Are Ready to Fight for the Vote

Today in 1915: Suffragists Across the East Coast Are Ready to Fight for the Vote

With just nine days left until three big Eastern States vote on woman suffrage referenda, the battle for women's equality at the polls goes on in large cities as well as small towns, and is being waged by both women and men.
Today in 1915: Over 250,000 Suffragists Took Over Fifth Avenue

Today in 1915: Over 250,000 Suffragists Took Over Fifth Avenue

What a day for suffrage!
Today in 1915: NYC Suffrage Parade Expected to Include 45K+ Supporters

Today in 1915: NYC Suffrage Parade Expected to Include 45K+ Supporters

The rapidly rising tide of support for woman suffrage will make tomorrow's parade down New York's Fifth Avenue even more spectacular than any before it if most of the 47,230 people who have signed pledges to march take part.