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August 19, 1920: Suffragists Show Appreciation to Supportive Legislators After Historic Victory

August 19, 1920: Suffragists Show Appreciation to Supportive Legislators After Historic Victory

When not being fanned on the House floor, the legislators were entertained by being taken to luncheons, on country drives, or to motion picture theaters.
August 18, 1920: Suffrage Is, At Last, The Law of the Land!

August 18, 1920: Suffrage Is, At Last, The Law of the Land!

After 72 years of effort, "Votes for Women" is no longer a slogan or a distant goal.
August 15, 1920: Tide Turns Away From Suffrage in Tennessee and North Carolina

August 15, 1920: Tide Turns Away From Suffrage in Tennessee and North Carolina

Another plunge on the political roller coaster for suffrage forces today. With the final opportunity to ratify the Susan B. Anthony Amendment before the November election drawing near, momentum seems to have shifted back toward the anti-suffrage side.
August 14, 1920: Suffragists Keep the Heat on Tennessee House

August 14, 1920: Suffragists Keep the Heat on Tennessee House

The suffrage campaign stayed at high intensity today, even though it's Saturday and the Tennessee Legislature won't be back in session until Monday.
August 13, 1920: Suffrage Passes in Tennessee Senate, Moves On to House

August 13, 1920: Suffrage Passes in Tennessee Senate, Moves On to House

There's jubilation in Nashville tonight, as suffragists celebrate a victory in the Tennessee Senate that exceeded even the most optimistic predictions, and bodes well for the final vote in the House on ratification of the proposed 19th Amendment.
August 12, 1920: Suffragists Optimistic in Tennessee

August 12, 1920: Suffragists Optimistic in Tennessee

The week may have begun badly for suffrage forces, but it looks as if it will end with a victory.
August 11, 1920: Suffrage Amendment Will Come to Vote in Tennessee

August 11, 1920: Suffrage Amendment Will Come to Vote in Tennessee

A key, and quite encouraging victory for suffrage forces occurred today, as a motion to postpone a vote on ratifying the Susan B. Anthony Amendment until August 24th was tabled.
August 7, 1920: Tennessee "Showdown" on Suffrage Begins

August 7, 1920: Tennessee “Showdown” on Suffrage Begins

Today, Governor Albert Roberts issued a proclamation calling the Tennessee Legislature into special session on August 9th, with a vote on ratification of the Susan B. Anthony Amendment at the top of the list of 139 issues they will be authorized to consider.
August 6, 1918: National Women's Party Members Arrested in Washington, DC

August 6, 1918: National Women’s Party Members Arrested in Washington, DC

48 members of the National Woman's Party were arrested today when they attempted to hold a suffrage rally at the Lafayette Monument in Lafayette Park, across from the White House.
August 5, 1920: Harding Will Fight for Suffrage With Party Members

August 5, 1920: Harding Will Fight for Suffrage With Party Members

Warren G. Harding has reversed the position he took just yesterday of being unwilling to help in the fight to win ratification of the Susan B. Anthony Amendment in Tennessee.
August 4, 1920: Harding Will Not Take Action on Suffrage Within His Party

August 4, 1920: Harding Will Not Take Action on Suffrage Within His Party

The already uncertain chances of Tennessee ratifying the Susan B. Anthony (nationwide woman suffrage) Amendment decreased today as Republican Presidential nominee Warren G. Harding said he was not presently willing to get involved in pressuring his fellow party members there to vote "yes."
August 1, 1911: Harriet Quimby Makes History as First Woman Pilot

August 1, 1911: Harriet Quimby Makes History as First Woman Pilot

An American woman has now joined the ranks of licensed aeroplane pilots!
July 31, 1913: Suffrage Procession Takes Hyattsville By Storm

July 31, 1913: Suffrage Procession Takes Hyattsville By Storm

A huge caravan of over 60 decorated automobiles, carrying suffragists and 85,000 signatures on suffrage petitions gathered from citizens of all 48 States, assembled in Hyattsville, Maryland, today.
July 30, 1970: Feminists Call for Efforts to End Workplace Sex Discrimination

July 30, 1970: Feminists Call for Efforts to End Workplace Sex Discrimination

Pickets from the National Organization for Women were out early and in force today in seven of fourteen cities that were part of a closed-circuit television conference sponsored by the National Association of Manufacturers and the National Industry Council.
July 29, 1915: New Poll Finds Overwhelming Support for Woman Suffrage in New York State

July 29, 1915: New Poll Finds Overwhelming Support for Woman Suffrage in New York State

A suffrage victory in New York State on November 2nd now seems assured if the results of today's "Telephone Day" poll are an accurate representation of public sentiment.
July 28, 1920: Suffrage Factions Both Confident About Passing Susan B. Anthony Amendment

July 28, 1920: Suffrage Factions Both Confident About Passing Susan B. Anthony Amendment

Alice Paul and Carrie Chapman Catt don't agree on much - other than that women should have the right to vote - but both are now confident that nationwide woman suffrage is imminent.
July 25, 1946: Legislation Would Make Women's Army Corps Permanent

July 25, 1946: Legislation Would Make Women’s Army Corps Permanent

"During the time I had WACs under my command they have met every test and task assigned to them ... their contributions in efficiency, skill, spirit and determination are immeasurable."
July 23, 1937: National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs Endorses Equal Rights Amendment

July 23, 1937: National Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs Endorses Equal Rights Amendment

The Equal Rights Amendment received the most prestigious organizational approval in its 14-year history today when it was endorsed at the biennial convention of the National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs.
July 22, 1920: Suffragist Demand More Action from Harding

July 22, 1920: Suffragist Demand More Action from Harding

Over a hundred members of the National Woman's Party met with Republican Presidential nominee Warren G. Harding today, and made it clear that the N.W.P. will not settle for mere words from the Senator, but will insist on deeds.
July 21, 1923: National Women's Party Kicks Off ERA Campaign

July 21, 1923: National Women’s Party Kicks Off ERA Campaign

The true beginning of this new campaign actually dates back to February 16, 1921.