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Founding Feminists: February 24, 1913

“General” Rosalie Jones’ suffrage army is reunited and back to full strength again as “Colonel” Craft’s contingent marched into Baltimore on Day 13 of the hike from Newark, New Jersey, to Washington, D.C.

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Founding Feminists: February 21, 1913

This small, but dedicated group will have given a big boost to the struggle for woman suffrage by the time they finally arrive in the nation’s capital and join in the big suffrage parade and pageant on March 3rd.

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Founding Feminists: February 20, 1913

“The suffragette is at the door / Maryland, my Maryland / On foot she hikes to Baltimore / Maryland, my Maryland / Come, join the Hudson’s hiking throng / Stalking with Rosalie along / And chant the dauntless suffrage song.”

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Founding Feminists: February 19, 1913

After seven consecutive days of walking, and approximately 116 of the 225 miles from Newark, New Jersey, to Washington, D.C. behind them, the suffrage hikers are spending this eighth day in Wilmington, Delaware, “getting new feet” as they put it.

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Founding Feminists: February 18, 1913

Day Seven of the suffrage hike was very successful in a number of ways, not the least of which was passing the midpoint in the long trek from Newark, New Jersey, to Washington, D.C.

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Founding Feminists: February 14, 1913

“A small band of votes-for-women pilgrims from the States of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Ohio earnestly request of you an audience for not more than two minutes in Washington as soon after your arrival as possible. They desire to present a message to you.”

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Founding Feminists: February 13, 1913

This was an eventful, but exhausting, 27-mile second day of the Newark, New Jersey, to Washington, D.C., suffrage hike by “General” Rosalie Jones and her “Army of the Hudson.”

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Founding Feminists: February 11, 1937

Amelia Earhart, who became the first woman – and only the second person – to fly solo across the North Atlantic five years ago, announced plans today for a far more ambitious adventure.

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Founding Feminists: February 6, 1910

” …unless this cause means freedom and equal rights to all women, of every race, of every creed, rich or poor, its doctrines are worthless, and it must fail in its achievements.”

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Founding Feminists: February 4, 1919

With just six days left until a crucial vote in the Senate, William Jennings Bryan spent today at the Capitol lobbying hard for the one more vote suffrage supporters still need for final Congressional approval of the Susan B. Anthony Amendment.

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Founding Feminists: January 29, 1917

Three thousand people cheered Margaret Sanger’s speech earlier tonight at Carnegie Hall, as she called for the repeal or overturning of Section 1142 of the New York State Penal Code and all similar statutes.

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Founding Feminists: January 28, 1917

A regular schedule of force-feedings is being drawn up by Workhouse authorities for Ethel Byrne, now serving a 30-day sentence for giving out information on contraception last October at the nation’s first birth control clinic in Brooklyn.

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Founding Feminists: January 24, 1972

Gloria Steinem got a standing ovation today at the National Press Club, and the fact that she was applauded by an audience in which women slightly outnumbered men was proof of how much things can change when feminists are determined to change them.