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Today in Herstory: Suffragists Vow to Meet with President Wilson

Today in Herstory: Suffragists Vow to Meet with President Wilson

December 5, 1913: "We are going to see President Wilson if it takes all Winter."
Today in Herstory: Suffragists Take Aim at President Wilson During National Convention

Today in Herstory: Suffragists Take Aim at President Wilson During National Convention

December 4, 1913: Carrie Chapman Catt declared today that women demanded the vote nationwide without delay, and: "If the Constitution stands in our way, let's tear it up and make a new one!"
5 Reasons Feminists Should Join the Fight for Justice in Ferguson

5 Reasons Feminists Should Join the Fight for Justice in Ferguson

The only thing more frustrating than fighting the sheer will of the state is discovering that one's allies aren't all that invested.
Today in Herstory: Suffragists Testify Before House During National Convention

Today in Herstory: Suffragists Testify Before House During National Convention

December 3, 1913: An active, 12-hour workday for those attending the fifth day of the National American Woman Suffrage Association's convention here in Washington, DC.
Today in Herstory: Suffrage Leader Condemns Police Treatment of Women

Today in Herstory: Suffrage Leader Condemns Police Treatment of Women

December 2, 1913: The treatment of women by the criminal justice system was denounced today by Louise DeKoven Bowen on the fourth day of the National American Women Suffrage Association's convention.
Today in Herstory: The National American Woman Suffrage Association Kicks Off Its Longest-Ever Convention

Today in Herstory: The National American Woman Suffrage Association Kicks Off Its Longest-Ever Convention

November 30, 1913: Today's session got off to a rousing start with the unfurling of a giant banner reading, "WE DEMAND AN AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION ENFRANCHISING WOMEN."
Today in Herstory: Suffragists Return to District Jail

Today in Herstory: Suffragists Return to District Jail

November 25, 1917: The struggle of the imprisoned suffragists continues today, but Warden Zinkham now must deal with several dozen suffrage prisoners, nineteen of whom are hunger strikers.
Today in Herstory: The "Silent Sentinels" Go Back to Court - This Time, to Seek Justice

Today in Herstory: The “Silent Sentinels” Go Back to Court – This Time, to Seek Justice

November 24, 1917: Another day in court for some "Silent Sentinel" suffragists who have been imprisoned for picketing along the White House fence.
Today in Herstory: More Suffragists Endure Force-Feeding at Occoquan Workhouse

Today in Herstory: More Suffragists Endure Force-Feeding at Occoquan Workhouse

November 21, 1917: The number of suffragists being subjected to the ordeal of force-feeding has suddenly increased from two to five.
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 Sentinels" On the Rise

Today in Herstory: Public Support for “Silent Sentinels” 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!