Suffrage Centennial: The 1913 journey of the suffrage wagon

We stand on strong shoulders as far as grassroots organizing is concerned. While Saul Aliksky has garnered a hefty share of attention, and for many is considered the "father" of community organizing, this type of local organization was old hat to women in the suffrage movement. The Long island suffrage campaign to win support for Votes for Women started about 1912 with a "whirlwind" campaign and accelerated in July of 1913 when the "Spirit of 1776" campaign wagon was presented to the New York State Suffrage Association the first week in July in Manhattan. Suffrage organizers had their eyes on Long Island before the turn of the century, however, when Votes for Women organizations sent representatives to meetings of women's clubs and other organizations. In 1913 Harriet May Mills... read more
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