Today in Feminist History: Seven Consecutive Days of Hiking Hasn’t Stopped the Suffragist Army of the Hudson from Speaking Up

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 in General Rosalie Jones’ Army of the Hudson are spending today in Wilmington, Delaware—”getting new feet,” as they put it. But while the morning may have been spent applying much of the city’s available supply of liniment to sore feet, the hikers’ voices were not given any pampered treatment during the day’s stopover.

Women Won the Right to Vote 95 Years Ago Today

In celebration of Women’s Equality Day, the Ms. Blog is reflecting on the events of the pivotal day that secured women’s suffrage: August 26, 1920.  Twenty-six thousand, three hundred and thirty-four very long and difficult days ago, a small but brave band of suffrage pioneers declared: ” … that it is the duty of the women […]

Today in Feminist History: Suffragists Protest on Independence Day

July 4, 1876: An eloquent and timely reminder that the American Revolution has brought liberty and equality to only some of its citizens over the past century became an unauthorized part of the nation’s centennial celebration here at Independence Square in Philadelphia today. Susan B. Anthony, Matilda Joslyn Gage, Sara Andrews Spencer, Lillie Devereux Blake and Phoebe W. Couzins […]