Posts tagged "women’s history"
April 17, 1894: Empire State Suffragists Build Momentum for Federal Action

April 17, 1894: Empire State Suffragists Build Momentum for Federal Action

Victory for the woman suffrage movement - and equal pay for equal work - must rapidly be approaching if today is any example of the momentum that's now being generated in their favor.
April 16, 1927: NYC Legal Sorority Seeks to Create A List of Female-Friendly Law Firms

April 16, 1927: NYC Legal Sorority Seeks to Create A List of Female-Friendly Law Firms

Marx's project will be extremely valuable to the new graduates, who won't have to repeat her experience. When she canvassed 175 law firms while looking for a job after graduation, all but 25 said they didn't want a woman lawyer in the office, and though the rest held out some hope, they had no vacancies....
April 15, 1929: NYC Police Raid Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau

April 15, 1929: NYC Police Raid Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau

The Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau's clinic was raided this morning by New York City police, who arrested two doctors and three nurses, then seized massive amounts of "evidence," including confidential patient records.
April 14, 1910: President Taft Receives Mixed Greetings at NAWSA Convention

April 14, 1910: President Taft Receives Mixed Greetings at NAWSA Convention

"If I could be sure that women as a class would exercise the franchise, I would be in favor of it. At present time there exists in my mind considerable doubt."
April 11, 1915: New York Suffragists Open "Suffrage Shop" On Fifth Avenue

April 11, 1915: New York Suffragists Open “Suffrage Shop” On Fifth Avenue

Run by the Women's Political Union, it's at 663 Fifth Avenue, and there is always some sort of activity going on while suffrage items are being sold. Even those basic items are now more numerous and imaginative.
April 10, 1882: New York Supreme Court Rules That Wives May Sue Abusive Husbands

April 10, 1882: New York Supreme Court Rules That Wives May Sue Abusive Husbands

An abused wife has a right to sue her husband, according to an opinion issued today by Justice John R. Brady of the New York State Supreme Court, writing for the majority.
April 9, 1975: Men and Women Agree - It's Time for the Equal Rights Amendment

April 9, 1975: Men and Women Agree – It’s Time for the Equal Rights Amendment

Public support for the Equal Rights Amendment remains overwhelming, according to a Gallup Poll released today.
April 8, 1931: Amelia Earhart Sets New Records - And Breaks Her Own

April 8, 1931: Amelia Earhart Sets New Records – And Breaks Her Own

Not only did she set an altitude record that was until now held by a man, she broke her own record a few hours later, and did it all in an unusual type of aircraft. No one had ever taken an autogyro to 18,000 feet, but today she did so twice, the second time soaring...
April 7, 1913: 531 Suffragists Attend a Parade and Pageant in DC

April 7, 1913: 531 Suffragists Attend a Parade and Pageant in DC

Just five weeks after overcoming the riotous conditions which beset their parade and pageant on March 3rd, suffragists from all around the nation were back in Washington, DC, today, for another impressive event demanding a Constitutional amendment enfranchising women nationwide.
April 4, 1907: The Equality League of Self-Supporting Women Votes on War, Equal Pay, and Suffrage

April 4, 1907: The Equality League of Self-Supporting Women Votes on War, Equal Pay, and Suffrage

There was a packed house on hand this evening for a meeting of Harriot Stanton Blatch's "Equality League of Self-Supporting Women" at New York City's Cooper Union.