Posts tagged "history"
Today in Herstory: Republican Party Officially Endorses ERA in Party Platform

Today in Herstory: Republican Party Officially Endorses ERA in Party Platform

June 26, 1940: "We favor submission by Congress to the States of an amendment to the Constitution providing for equal rights for men and women."
Today in Herstory: NYC Bar Refusing Service to Women Will Face a Federal Suit

Today in Herstory: NYC Bar Refusing Service to Women Will Face a Federal Suit

June 24, 1969: As a result of being refused service at one of New York City's "men only" bars in January, Karen DeCrow and Faith Seidenberg, members of the National Organization for Women, filed a Federal suit today.
Today in Herstory: Suffragists Arrested, Detained for Protesting Outside the White House

Today in Herstory: Suffragists Arrested, Detained for Protesting Outside the White House

June 22, 1917: After enduring bitter cold, snow, rain, heat, humidity and attacks by unruly mobs over the past five months of picketing President Wilson by standing along the White House fence, two members of today's contingent of "Silent Sentinel" suffragists encountered a new challenge.
Today in Herstory: Susan B. Anthony Will Be Sentenced for Voting in November

Today in Herstory: Susan B. Anthony Will Be Sentenced for Voting in November

June 18, 1873: Susan B. Anthony has been found guilty of having "illegally" voted in last November's General Election.
Today in Herstory: The International Council of Women Convenes in Berlin

Today in Herstory: The International Council of Women Convenes in Berlin

June 17, 1904: It's been quite a day here in Berlin's Philharmonic Hall, as delegates of Women's National Councils from as far away as New Zealand assembled for an International Council of Women, the first such gathering since they last met in London five years ago.
Today in Herstory: Eleanor Roosevelt Wants a Woman President

Today in Herstory: Eleanor Roosevelt Wants a Woman President

June 16, 1937: One day a woman will be elected President! That's the assurance of the woman who currently lives in the White House, Eleanor Roosevelt.
Today in Herstory: NAWSA Releases Pro-Suffrage Film

Today in Herstory: NAWSA Releases Pro-Suffrage Film

June 15, 1912: Always eager to take advantage of any opportunity to promote the cause, the National American Woman Suffrage Association (N.A.W.S.A.) has made the first pro-suffrage motion picture.
Today in Herstory: Theodore Roosevelt Comes Out in Support of Suffrage

Today in Herstory: Theodore Roosevelt Comes Out in Support of Suffrage

June 12, 1912: Teddy Roosevelt has just endorsed woman suffrage! Better yet, he plans to work at the Republican National Convention in Chicago next week to get a suffrage plank in the party's platform.
Today in Herstory: Alice Paul Attacks the Republican Party on Suffrage

Today in Herstory: Alice Paul Attacks the Republican Party on Suffrage

June 11, 1920: Alice Paul escalated the war of words outside the Republican National Convention today.
Today in Herstory: President Kennedy Signs the Equal Pay Act into Law

Today in Herstory: President Kennedy Signs the Equal Pay Act into Law

June 10, 1963: Almost two decades of effort by women's groups paid off today when President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act.
Today in Herstory: Two Victories Have Been Won Against Workplace Gender Discrimination!

Today in Herstory: Two Victories Have Been Won Against Workplace Gender Discrimination!

June 9, 1970: Two long overdue developments today, one in regard to an Executive Order by a former President, and another about a Task Force appointed last year by the present Chief Executive.
Today in Herstory: Suffragists Demand Chicago Republicans Do More for the Vote

Today in Herstory: Suffragists Demand Chicago Republicans Do More for the Vote

June 8, 1920: One hundred and twenty-five National Woman's Party members surrounded the Chicago Coliseum on this first day of picketing.
Today in Herstory: Suffrage Amendment Set for Ratification

Today in Herstory: Suffrage Amendment Set for Ratification

May 26, 1919: Despite the frantic efforts of opponents, the Susan B. Anthony (nationwide woman suffrage) Amendment appears to be on the verge of final passage by Congress, and being sent to the States for ratification.
Today in Herstory: Man Sentenced to Three Months in Prison For Distributing Contraception

Today in Herstory: Man Sentenced to Three Months in Prison For Distributing Contraception

May 19, 1969: In what seemed like a courtroom scene from another era, Bill Baird was sentenced to three months in prison today for distributing a contraceptive device to an unmarried woman.
Today in Herstory: Jacqueline Cochran Breaks Boundaries in Aviation

Today in Herstory: Jacqueline Cochran Breaks Boundaries in Aviation

May 18, 1953: Jacqueline Cochran has just become the first woman to fly faster than the speed of sound - and that wasn't the end of her record-breaking day.
Today in Herstory: Suffragists Stage Open-Air Rally in Manhattan

Today in Herstory: Suffragists Stage Open-Air Rally in Manhattan

May 13, 1909: Clearly not reluctant to venture into hostile territory in search of converts, Edith Bailey, Harriot Stanton Blatch and several other suffragists held a rally today near the church of militant anti-suffragist Rev. Dr. Charles Henry Parkhurst on Manhattan's Madison Square.
Today in Herstory: Congress Approves the Creation of a Women's Army Auxiliary Corps

Today in Herstory: Congress Approves the Creation of a Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps

May 12, 1942: Legislation to establish a Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) got final Congressional approval today with a Senate vote of 38 to 27.
Today in Herstory: Mass Meeting Held to Edit the US Constitution to Give Women the Vote

Today in Herstory: Mass Meeting Held to Edit the US Constitution to Give Women the Vote

Founding Feminists is FMF’s daily herstory column. May 7, 1894: A lively and well-attended mass meeting was held at Cooper Union in Manhattan earlier this evening, and there certainly seemed to be plenty of people willing to do whatever it takes to remove a single word from the New York State Constitution, which presently grants...
Today in Herstory: The Suffrage Parade is Bigger Than Ever

Today in Herstory: The Suffrage Parade is Bigger Than Ever

Founding Feminists is FMF’s daily herstory column. May 6, 1911: Anyone who still doubts that the woman suffrage movement is rapidly gaining support must have been a long way from New York’s Fifth Avenue earlier today. The turnout for this year’s annual suffrage parade was unprecedented, with at last 3,000 marching from 57th Street to...
Today in Herstory: Rose Pastor Stokes Causes Sensation By Distributing Birth Control Information

Today in Herstory: Rose Pastor Stokes Causes Sensation By Distributing Birth Control Information

May 5, 1916: Rose Pastor Stokes has caused a sensation in Carnegie Hall by distributing small slips of paper containing birth control information, a clear violation of Section 1142 of the New York State Penal Code. She took this step at a mass meeting called to celebrate Emma Goldman's release from prison, where she had...