Long Island Votes for Women Campaign: A Suffrage Centennial

Most of what's known about the women's suffrage movement has been reduced to a photo and caption of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, key players in the suffrage movement. In fact, the movement involved tens of thousands of on-the-ground activists. As the 2017 suffrage centennial celebration appraoches in New York, and the 2020 national suffrage centennial, we'll be hearing much more about Votes for Women and what it took to win the franchise. The extensive suffrage organizing of Long Island, NY started in 1912 and continued until the passage of the 19th amendment to the US Constitution that extended the franchise to American women. The Long Island grassroots organizing included the use of a suffrage campaign wagon called the "Spirit of 1776" used by Edna Kearns that was... read more
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Long Island Votes for Women Campaign: A Suffrage Centennial