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Today in Herstory: Americans Want the ERA!

Today in Herstory: Americans Want the ERA!

April 9, 1975: Public support for the Equal Rights Amendment remains overwhelming, according to a Gallup Poll released today.
Today in Herstory: New York Rabbi Speaks Out for Womens Equality

Today in Herstory: New York Rabbi Speaks Out for Womens Equality

April 8, 1894: A strong endorsement of equality for women this morning by Rabbi Joseph Silverman of New York's Temple Emanu-El, at Fifth Avenue and Forty-third Street.
Today in Herstory: Suffragists, Matching Congress in Numbers, Demand a Congressional Amendment Enfranchising Women

Today in Herstory: Suffragists, Matching Congress in Numbers, Demand a Congressional Amendment Enfranchising Women

April 7, 1913: Suffragists from around the country were back in Washington, D.C., today, for another impressive event.
Today in Herstory: Consumer League Report Highlights Wage Inequality for Women in New York State

Today in Herstory: Consumer League Report Highlights Wage Inequality for Women in New York State

April 3, 1920: Over 88% of New York State's women earn less than the $16.13 a week the Federal Government considers the minimum income needed to cover basic living costs.

Today in Herstory: Jackie Mitchell Strikes Out Baseball’s Greats

April 2, 1931: Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig struck out today, felled by a teenager who needed only seven pitches to earn herself a place in baseball history.
Today in Herstory: Women-Only Public Transit Cars Gain Traction in NYC

Today in Herstory: Women-Only Public Transit Cars Gain Traction in NYC

April 1, 1909: Women-only cars on the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad's "Hudson Tube" route through the McAdoo Tunnel from 23rd Street in Manhattan to Hoboken, New Jersey, are proving popular.
Today in Herstory: Suffrage Groups Split Over Philosophies

Today in Herstory: Suffrage Groups Split Over Philosophies

March 31, 1915: Today the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage became a national organization, adopted a constitution and launched a suffrage campaign that puts it in direct competition with another effort by the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
Today in Herstory: Ten Years Later, Suffragists Will Once Again Celebrate Their Victory

Today in Herstory: Ten Years Later, Suffragists Will Once Again Celebrate Their Victory

March 30, 1930: Hard as it may be to believe that a decade has passed, the celebrations marking the victorious end of the "Votes for Women" struggle are already well underway.
Today in Herstory: Suffragists Fill Metropolitan Temple for Event Defending Their Cause

Today in Herstory: Suffragists Fill Metropolitan Temple for Event Defending Their Cause

March 11, 1912: Though suffragists have many popular themes for speeches and meetings, tonight's choice to challenge 25 objections to women having the vote has outdone them all in terms of drawing a crowd.
Today in Herstory: The "Prison Special" Tour Comes to a Successful End

Today in Herstory: The “Prison Special” Tour Comes to a Successful End

March 10, 1919: A worthy finale to a spectacularly successful 23-day nationwide rail tour by the "Prison Special" tonight, as 3,500 people greeted the suffragists who had formerly been imprisoned for peacefully picketing along the White House fence.
Today in Herstory: Suffragists Come Out in Full Force for New York Legislative Meeting on Women's Enfranchisement

Today in Herstory: Suffragists Come Out in Full Force for New York Legislative Meeting on Women’s Enfranchisement

March 9, 1910: Clear proof of a revitalized suffrage movement was evident in Albany today at the New York State Senate and Assembly Judiciary Committees' joint hearings on changing the State Constitution in order to enfranchise women.
Today in Herstory: Suffragists March Once More - Into the Senate

Today in Herstory: Suffragists March Once More – Into the Senate

March 6, 1913: Eyewitness accounts of the suffrage parade and pageant three days ago were such a scathing indictment of police inefficiency, indifference and hostility that Senator Wesley Jones, Republican of Washington, who is in charge of the hearings, indicated that no more testimony on the events of the day is needed. The job of...
Today in Herstory: The Suffragist "Prison Special" Comes to Chicago

Today in Herstory: The Suffragist “Prison Special” Comes to Chicago

March 5, 1919: The special railroad car, chartered by the National Woman's Party, left the nation's capital on February 15th and has given these brave activists a chance to state their case to huge crowds and numerous reporters around the country.
Today in Herstory: DC Court of Appeals Declares Arrests of Suffragists Illegal

Today in Herstory: DC Court of Appeals Declares Arrests of Suffragists Illegal

March 4, 1918: A major victory today for 218 suffragists arrested during last year for picketing along the White House fence!
Today in Herstory: Massive Suffrage Parade Takes the Nation's Capital By Storm

Today in Herstory: Massive Suffrage Parade Takes the Nation’s Capital By Storm

March 3, 1913: Any doubts about the courage, dedication, or organizational skills of suffragists that may have existed in the minds of some a few hours ago must certainly lie discarded along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C, tonight.
Today in Herstory: "Oh Sisters, My Sisters! The Trip is Nearly Done."

Today in Herstory: “Oh Sisters, My Sisters! The Trip is Nearly Done.”

February 27, 1913: The suffrage hikers pushed on toward Washington, D.C., this morning despite rain, mud, hecklers and a growing conflict with the officers of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
Today in Herstory: Suffrage Hikers Get Back on the Road

Today in Herstory: Suffrage Hikers Get Back on the Road

February 26, 1913: General Rosalie Jones and her suffragist Army of the Hudson are advancing again!
Today in Herstory: Suffrage Hikers Hold Meetings As They Continue Their March to DC

Today in Herstory: Suffrage Hikers Hold Meetings As They Continue Their March to DC

February 25, 1913: Proving that they can be just as bold indoors as on the road, the suffrage hikers descended upon two of Baltimore's most patriarchal institutions on this, the 14th day of their pilgrimage from Newark, New Jersey, to Washington, D.C.
Today in Herstory: Suffrage Strikers Hike 26 Miles to Baltimore in One Day

Today in Herstory: Suffrage Strikers Hike 26 Miles to Baltimore in One Day

February 23, 1913: In an unexpected move - and an extraordinary burst of energy and enthusiasm - most of the suffragist Army of the Hudson walked all 26 miles from Belair to Baltimore, Maryland, today.
Today in Herstory: Suffrage Hikers Cross into Maryland

Today in Herstory: Suffrage Hikers Cross into Maryland

February 20, 1913: Another day and another State line crossed for the suffrage hikers!