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.
Founding Feminists: April 2, 1931
Jackie Mitchell pitched her legendary “sinker” in an annual exhibition game with the New York Yankees.
Founding Feminists: 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.
Founding Feminists: March 31, 1915
Today, Alice Paul’s “Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage” became a national organization, adopted a constitution, and launched a suffrage campaign that puts it into direct competition with another effort by the more conservative National American Woman Suffrage Association.
Founding Feminists: March 24, 1972
“A feminist ‘pro-change’ constituency is solidifying among specific groups of women.”
Founding Feminists: March 20, 1937
Amelia Earhart’s latest adventure nearly ended in disaster today when she attempted to fly to Howland Island, the second stop on her around-the-world flight.
Founding Feminists: March 19, 1937
Dozens more women were arrested today both inside and outside the Woolworth Store at 34 West 14th Street in Manhattan on the third day of their strike.
Founding Feminists: March 18, 1970
“We demand that as an act of faith toward women in this country, the Ladies Home Journal turn over to the Women’s Liberation Movement the editorial content of one issue of the magazine, to be named the Women’s Liberated Journal. We further demand a monthly column.”
Founding Feminists: March 14, 1916
The resilience of the suffrage movement was never more in evidence than today.
Founding Feminists: March 13, 1961
Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt called on President Kennedy at the White House today and gave him a three-page list of women he should consider for top jobs in his now 52-day-old Administration.
Founding Feminists: March 12, 1954
“I have taken a firm resolution to go on a hunger strike until my last breath, or until Egyptian women attain their constitutional rights, without any conditions.”
Founding Feminists: March 11, 1912
Though suffragists have many popular themes for speeches and meetings, tonight’s choice to address 25 objections to woman suffrage has outdone them all in terms of drawing a crowd.
Founding Feminists: 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 formerly imprisoned suffragists at a gala in New York City’s Carnegie Hall.
Founding Feminists: March 6, 1913
Though today’s parade of 20 witnesses before a Senate subcommittee was far fewer than the 6,000 to 8,000 suffragists who fought their way down Washington, D.C.’s Pennsylvania Avenue on March 3rd, the respect and courtesy this smaller group received was infinitely greater.
Founding Feminists: March 5, 1919
The “Prison Special” arrived tonight in Chicago, carrying women who have served time in the Washington, D.C., District Jail, or Virginia’s Occoquan Workhouse, for picketing along the White House fence in favor of woman suffrage.
Founding Feminists: March 4, 1918
A major victory today for 218 suffragists arrested last year for picketing along the White House fence!
Founding Feminists: February 28, 1913
The end of the trail and a spectacular entry into Washington, D.C., today for the suffrage hikers!
Founding Feminists: 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.
Founding Feminists: February 26, 1913
“We send and beg of you to accept this ‘Votes for Women’ flag as a memento of our pilgrimage through New York and New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. Yours very truly, Rosalie Gardiner Jones.”
Founding Feminists: February 25, 1913
Proving that they can be as bold indoors as outdoors, the suffrage hikers descended upon two of Baltimore’s most patriarchal institutions on the 14th day of their journey.