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Today in Herstory: The "Silent Sentinels" Go Back to Court - This Time, to Seek Justice

Today in Herstory: The “Silent Sentinels” Go Back to Court – This Time, to Seek Justice

November 24, 1917: Another day in court for some "Silent Sentinel" suffragists who have been imprisoned for picketing along the White House fence.
Today in Herstory: DC Judge Unexpectedly Frees Arrested Suffragists

Today in Herstory: DC Judge Unexpectedly Frees Arrested Suffragists

November 12, 1917: After all they've gone through, it's not easy to shock the suffragists who have been picketing President Wilson. But today they were truly caught by surprise.
Today in Herstory: It Will Take More Than Imprisonment to Deter Suffrage

Today in Herstory: It Will Take More Than Imprisonment to Deter Suffrage

November 10, 1917: Today, forty-one brave suffragists answered the question of whether recent mass arrests followed by increasingly lengthy prison sentences would be enough to prevent American citizens from asserting their right to peacefully voice their demand for political equality. Their answer was a unanimous and defiant "No!"
September 23, 1923: National Women's Party Celebrates Its Legacy, Vows to Move Forward at Colorado Pageant

September 23, 1923: National Women’s Party Celebrates Its Legacy, Vows to Move Forward at Colorado Pageant

Anyone who thinks the National Woman's Party must have lost some of its drive or militance clearly wasn't at today's colorful pageant in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Founding Feminists: March 4, 1918

Founding Feminists: March 4, 1918

A major victory today for 218 suffragists arrested last year for picketing along the White House fence!
Founding Feminists: November 20, 1917

Founding Feminists: November 20, 1917

No word from - or about - the suffragists being held in Virginia's Occoquan Workhouse and D.C.'s District Jail today.
Founding Feminists: November 15, 1917

Founding Feminists: November 15, 1917

Hunger strike!
Founding Feminists: November 12, 1917

Founding Feminists: November 12, 1917

It's not easy to shock the suffragists who have been picketing President Wilson over his refusal to support or work for the Susan B. Anthony (nationwide woman suffrage) Amendment, but today they were truly caught by surprise.
Founding Feminists: September 23, 1923

Founding Feminists: September 23, 1923

I have been as one crying in the wilderness to women of wealth and leisure to give over their pleasure and frivolities and do something to justify their existence. I have cried in vain. No reform ever appealed to people who have all they want.
Check out the HERvotes blog carnival!

Check out the HERvotes blog carnival!

The Feminist Majority Foundation is thrilled to be part of the HERvotes blog carnival. Check out what the feminist community is writing about! Here’s a list from this morning’s MomsRising Post: *Websites Where the HERvotes Blog Carnival is Cross-Posted National Women’s Law Center WIN Ms. Magazine Raising Women’s Voices ==== *Individual Posts for the HERvotes...