Posts tagged "women’s history"
September 19, 1893: Women in New Zealand Win Suffrage!

September 19, 1893: Women in New Zealand Win Suffrage!

In an unprecedented victory for the suffrage movement, all women in New Zealand, regardless of economic status or race, won full voting rights today.
September 18, 1968: Suffragists Fight to Save the Historic Sewall-Belmont House

September 18, 1968: Suffragists Fight to Save the Historic Sewall-Belmont House

Alice Paul is in full fighting mode today, and women are preparing to risk arrest and engage in civil disobedience if necessary.
September 17, 1909: National American Woman Suffrage Association Moves Back to New York City

September 17, 1909: National American Woman Suffrage Association Moves Back to New York City

It's a new era in the suffrage battle, and a new headquarters for the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
September 16, 1918: Suffragist Groups Clash Over President Wilson

September 16, 1918: Suffragist Groups Clash Over President Wilson

The contrast between the older, traditional suffrage groups and the movement's newer, more militant faction was never more in evidence than today.
September 15, 1970: ERA Supporters Heard By Senate Judiciary Committee

September 15, 1970: ERA Supporters Heard By Senate Judiciary Committee

Today, Equal Rights Amendment supporters finally got a chance to make their case to the Senate Judiciary Committee - but in a move that mirrored the kind of bias that still exists, proponents were allowed only one day of testimony, despite opponents being given three days last week.
September 12, 1967: Feminists and Labor Unions Take On Sexist Airline Industry

September 12, 1967: Feminists and Labor Unions Take On Sexist Airline Industry

Are being quite young, very attractive, and an unmarried woman "bona fide occupational qualifications" for being a stewardess? According to the airline industry, the answer is "yes," but two unions and feminist Betty Friedan disagree.
September 11, 1917: Banquet Honors Jailed "Silent Sentinel" Suffragists

September 11, 1917: Banquet Honors Jailed “Silent Sentinel” Suffragists

Today saw a celebration of courage and triumph in Washington, DC, as well as optimism in the wake of a defeat in Maine.
September 10, 1920: National Women's Party Shifts Goals After Big Suffrage Victory

September 10, 1920: National Women’s Party Shifts Goals After Big Suffrage Victory

Though originally created for the purpose of putting the Susan B. Anthony Amendment into the Constitution, there was a consensus among Executive Committee members today that the party must now evolve from an "equal suffrage" organization to one whose goal is total equality.
September 9, 1912: Theodore Roosevelt Urges Washington Women to Vote Progressive

September 9, 1912: Theodore Roosevelt Urges Washington Women to Vote Progressive

If Progressives are to win the White House in November, women must register and vote in great numbers, according to former - and hopefully future - President Theodore Roosevelt.
September 8, 1852: National Women's Rights Convention Sparks Excitement for Growing Movement

September 8, 1852: National Women’s Rights Convention Sparks Excitement for Growing Movement

Judging by the attendance, speeches and resolutions at today's opening session of the third annual National Women's Rights Convention, the movement is growing, and attracting many new and ambitious young supporters.
September 5, 1910: Shirtwaist Workers Take to the Streets on Labor Day

September 5, 1910: Shirtwaist Workers Take to the Streets on Labor Day

In a very encouraging sign, a majority of the over 70,000 marchers in New York City's Labor Day Parade this afternoon were women.
September 4, 1974: Betty Ford Speaks Up for the ERA at Her First Press Conference

September 4, 1974: Betty Ford Speaks Up for the ERA at Her First Press Conference

In regard to participating in the campaign for the E.R.A., a measure endorsed by Republicans since 1940 and Democrats since 1944, Ford said: "I would be happy to take part in it."
September 3, 1912: Suffragists Lose in Ohio

September 3, 1912: Suffragists Lose in Ohio

Despite a valiant effort, the 1912 Ohio suffrage campaign is ending in defeat tonight.
September 2, 1965: Stewardesses Fight Discrimination in Congressional Hearing

September 2, 1965: Stewardesses Fight Discrimination in Congressional Hearing

Outrageous discrimination in regard to both age and sex was the subject of a hearing today before a Labor Subcommittee of the House of Representatives.
August 29, 1942: First Class of Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Officers Celebrate Graduation

August 29, 1942: First Class of Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Officers Celebrate Graduation

"You represent a dream which I conceived during the First World War," Representative Edith Nourse Rogers, Republican of Massachusetts, said, "when, working in England and on the battlefields of France, I saw work performed by members of the women's army."
August 28, 1920: Whistles and Bells Sound at Celebrations Across the Nation for Suffrage

August 28, 1920: Whistles and Bells Sound at Celebrations Across the Nation for Suffrage

Today, people all around the country got a chance to celebrate day before yesterday's final victory for nationwide woman suffrage, while Alice Paul took some time out to speculate about what the National Woman's Party will do now that its original goal has been achieved.
August 27, 1920: Carrie Chapman Catt Returns to New York City for Massive Suffrage Celebration

August 27, 1920: Carrie Chapman Catt Returns to New York City for Massive Suffrage Celebration

"This is a glorious and wonderful day. I have lived to realize the big, beautiful dream of my life - the enfranchisement of women."
August 26, 1920: Victory At Last for Woman Suffrage!

August 26, 1920: Victory At Last for Woman Suffrage!

Twenty-six thousand, three hundred and thirty-four very long and difficult days ago, a small but brave group of suffrage pioneers declared "… that it is the duty of the women of this country to secure to themselves their sacred right to the elective franchise." Today, they are victorious.
QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About the Equal Rights Amendment?

QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About the Equal Rights Amendment?

This Women’s Equality Day, get in the Amendment-making spirit, and test your knowledge of the ERA!
August 25, 1920: Suffragists Await Final Step to Voting Rights as Opponents Continue to Challenge 19th Amendment

August 25, 1920: Suffragists Await Final Step to Voting Rights as Opponents Continue to Challenge 19th Amendment

As Alice Paul and other National Woman's Party stalwarts hold one last vigil tonight, the final victory for woman suffrage appears to be at hand.