June 26, 1940: "We favor submission by Congress to the States of an amendment to the Constitution providing for equal rights for men and women."
June 24, 1969: As a result of being refused service at one of New York City's "men only" bars in January, Karen DeCrow and Faith Seidenberg, members of the National Organization for Women, filed a Federal suit today.
June 22, 1917: After enduring bitter cold, snow, rain, heat, humidity and attacks by unruly mobs over the past five months of picketing President Wilson by standing along the White House fence, two members of today's contingent of "Silent Sentinel" suffragists encountered a new challenge.
June 18, 1873: Susan B. Anthony has been found guilty of having "illegally" voted in last November's General Election.
June 17, 1904: It's been quite a day here in Berlin's Philharmonic Hall, as delegates of Women's National Councils from as far away as New Zealand assembled for an International Council of Women, the first such gathering since they last met in London five years ago.
June 16, 1937: One day a woman will be elected President! That's the assurance of the woman who currently lives in the White House, Eleanor Roosevelt.
June 15, 1912: Always eager to take advantage of any opportunity to promote the cause, the National American Woman Suffrage Association (N.A.W.S.A.) has made the first pro-suffrage motion picture.
June 12, 1912: Teddy Roosevelt has just endorsed woman suffrage! Better yet, he plans to work at the Republican National Convention in Chicago next week to get a suffrage plank in the party's platform.
June 11, 1920: Alice Paul escalated the war of words outside the Republican National Convention today.
June 10, 1963: Almost two decades of effort by women's groups paid off today when President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act.
June 9, 1970: Two long overdue developments today, one in regard to an Executive Order by a former President, and another about a Task Force appointed last year by the present Chief Executive.
June 8, 1920: One hundred and twenty-five National Woman's Party members surrounded the Chicago Coliseum on this first day of picketing.
May 26, 1919: Despite the frantic efforts of opponents, the Susan B. Anthony (nationwide woman suffrage) Amendment appears to be on the verge of final passage by Congress, and being sent to the States for ratification.
May 19, 1969: In what seemed like a courtroom scene from another era, Bill Baird was sentenced to three months in prison today for distributing a contraceptive device to an unmarried woman.
May 18, 1953: Jacqueline Cochran has just become the first woman to fly faster than the speed of sound - and that wasn't the end of her record-breaking day.
May 13, 1909: Clearly not reluctant to venture into hostile territory in search of converts, Edith Bailey, Harriot Stanton Blatch and several other suffragists held a rally today near the church of militant anti-suffragist Rev. Dr. Charles Henry Parkhurst on Manhattan's Madison Square.
May 12, 1942: Legislation to establish a Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) got final Congressional approval today with a Senate vote of 38 to 27.
Founding Feminists is FMF’s daily herstory column. May 7, 1894: A lively and well-attended mass meeting was held at Cooper Union in Manhattan earlier this evening, and there certainly seemed to be plenty of people willing to do whatever it takes to remove a single word from the New York State Constitution, which presently grants...
Founding Feminists is FMF’s daily herstory column. May 6, 1911: Anyone who still doubts that the woman suffrage movement is rapidly gaining support must have been a long way from New York’s Fifth Avenue earlier today. The turnout for this year’s annual suffrage parade was unprecedented, with at last 3,000 marching from 57th Street to...
May 5, 1916: Rose Pastor Stokes has caused a sensation in Carnegie Hall by distributing small slips of paper containing birth control information, a clear violation of Section 1142 of the New York State Penal Code. She took this step at a mass meeting called to celebrate Emma Goldman's release from prison, where she had...