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 of this country to secure to themselves their sacred right to the elective franchise.”
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.
February 14, 1913: “Our feet may be sore,” declared General Rosalie Jones on the third day of the suffragist Army of the Hudson’s march from New Jersey to Washington, D.C., “but they are not cold, and every one of us will stick it out to Washington.”
February 13, 1913: This has been an eventful, but exhausting, 27-mile day of hiking by General Rosalie Jones and her suffragist Army of the Hudson.
February 12, 1913: “On to Washington!” “Votes for Women!” Those were the enthusiastic cheers of Rosalie Jones and her hardy group of suffrage hikers as they left this morning on a trek that will make their hike from New York City to Albany two months ago seem like a brief stroll in the park.
February 11, 1937: Amelia Earhart—who five years ago became the first woman, and only the second person, to fly solo across the North Atlantic—announced plans today for a far more ambitious adventure.
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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 […]
The “Spirit of 1776” left the Manhattan headquarters of the New York State Woman Suffrage Association amid great applause, loaded with suffrage literature and bound for a month-long tour of Long Island.