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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.
Today in 1915: Suffrage Moms Speak Up for Children's Inclusion in Historic Parade

Today in 1915: Suffrage Moms Speak Up for Children’s Inclusion in Historic Parade

Children will definitely be marching in what's planned to be the biggest suffrage parade in New York City's history.
Today in 1915: Alice Paul Speaks Out on a Suffrage Defeat in New Jersey

Today in 1915: Alice Paul Speaks Out on a Suffrage Defeat in New Jersey

Though the focus of most suffragists is now on upcoming referenda in New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts on November 2nd, Alice Paul spoke out today about yesterday's defeat of the suffrage referendum in her home State of New Jersey.
Today in 1915: Women Overwhelmingly Support Suffrage in New Jersey, But Can't Vote for It

Today in 1915: Women Overwhelmingly Support Suffrage in New Jersey, But Can’t Vote for It

Just two more days remain until the men of New Jersey vote on woman suffrage, and if women could vote, it would win in a landslide, judging by the numbers enrolled in pro-suffrage and anti-suffrage organizations in the State.
Today in 1915: New Jersey's Religious and Political Leaders Speak Up for Suffrage

Today in 1915: New Jersey’s Religious and Political Leaders Speak Up for Suffrage

The campaign to pass the New Jersey suffrage referendum three days from now is finishing up in grand style with William Jennings Bryan, Senator William Borah and Rabbi Stephen S. Wise having given stirring speeches tonight in Paterson and Newark.
Today in 1915: Suffragists Set Their Sights on Eastern States

Today in 1915: Suffragists Set Their Sights on Eastern States

"New Jersey Next!" That's the motto of suffragists who are undertaking a bold gamble to expand out of the West and capture four big eastern states.