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 are spending this eighth day in Wilmington, Delaware, “getting new feet” as they put it.
February 18, 1913: Half way! Day seven of the suffrage hike was very successful in a number of ways, not the least of which was passing the midpoint on the long trek from Newark, New Jersey, to Washington, D.C.
The complex circumstances of the suffrage fight are difficult to disentangle and judge fairly; Ellen Carol DuBois, an academic trailblazer in women’s history, brings vast knowledge and insight to the task in “Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote.”
As the high-stakes elections of 2020 take shape and the Equal Rights Amendment nears final ratification, women voters will be the key to securing women’s rights.
January 3, 1918: Two major pro-suffrage efforts today—and both greatly needed, because support for the Susan B. Anthony (woman suffrage) Amendment is still short of having enough votes to pass both the House and Senate by the two-thirds majority required.
January 1, 1919: National Woman’s Party members today lit a “Watch Fire of Freedom” in an urn in front of the White House fence, using as fuel copies of speeches made by President Wilson.
December 31, 1912: Their goal has now been fully accomplished!
December 30, 1912: Though they completed their 13-day suffrage hike from the Bronx day before yesterday, General Rosalie Jones and her troops are still encamped in Albany giving speeches and attending teas. They’re all waiting for their first “Sulzer sighting” so they can arrange to give Governor-elect William “Plain Bill” Sulzer a message they’ve carried […]
December 29, 1912: Though their grueling 160-mile hike from the Bronx to Albany was successfully completed yesterday, General Rosalie Jones and her suffrage army still have one task remaining.
With the 2020 election looming larger than ever, a float in the upcoming Rose Parade celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage will act as “a symbol of inspiration and a reminder for all Americans to recognize the responsibility and the power to vote.”