Today in Feminist History: “Votes for Women!” [and Parades Too!] (May 24, 1913)

So enthusiastic are local suffrage supporters that the last of the speeches was not the end of the day’s activities. Three “flying squads” of suffragists are now driving their automobiles around the area promoting the cause to anyone who may have missed the parade and rally. Jessie Hardy Stubbs is in charge of Hempstead, Elizabeth Freeman is in Rockville Center, and May Morgan is converting Sea Cliff residents as our campaign for suffrage in the Empire State rolls on with the same renewed vigor here that it has experienced nationwide.

“Reports of the ERA’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated” (Part 4)

“If our rights are in the Constitution, they can’t be erased or rolled back by the changing political whims of legislators, judges or occupants of the White House.”

This is the fourth in a multi-part series examining the half-century fight to add women to the U.S. Constitution—and a game plan on where we go from here.

Part 4: From Addressing the Wage Gap to Combatting Violence Against Women, We Still Need an Equal Rights Amendment

“Reports of the ERA’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated” (Part 3)

“We are the only major democracy in the world with a written Constitution that does not have an equal rights amendment to protect equality between men and women. That’s a national embarrassment.”

This is the third in a multi-part series examining the half-century fight to add women to the U.S. Constitution—and a game plan on where we go from here.

PART 3: A Patchwork of Laws, Statutes and Court Rulings

“Reports of the ERA’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated” (Part 2)

“It was one hell of a fight. We marched, we picketed, we demonstrated. We had sit-ins. People were arrested. Some women went on hunger strikes. Every nonviolent protest that could be done was done.”

This is the second in a multi-part series examining the half-century fight to add women to the U.S. Constitution—and a game plan on where we go from here.

PART 2: A Long History of Obstruction, Delay and Trickery