Although women have certainly made strides toward equality since suffrage, obstacles still face voters of all genders at the polls.
We all owe the suffragists who secured the vote. Use it!
Yesterday afternoon about 3:00, Emma Ivins noticed that nowhere among all the exhibitions at the Palace was there a booth devoted to woman suffrage—so she decided to remedy that obvious oversight.
“I’m going to vote for this, because the majority of my constituents want it. But I want to serve notice right here that if these women keep pestering me around the Capitol, it’ll be the last time I’ll vote for the resolution.”
Would enfranchised women take offices away from men? Only if the women candidates were more competent.
The Brandywine River Museum’s “Votes for Women: A Visual History” exhibit provides museum guests with an opportunity to reflect on the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment.
3,500 people greeted suffragists who had formerly been imprisoned for peacefully picketing along the White House fence.
In “The Bostonians,” the North—represented by Olive Chancellor, a wealthy woman’s rights advocate—and the South—represented by the anti-feminist womanizer and very sensual Basil Ransome—fight for control over Verena Tarrant, a young woman with a talent for public speaking who is the daughter of greedy spiritualists and the granddaughter of abolitionists.
Alice Paul, the head of the National American Woman Suffrage Association’s Congressional Committee, testifies in front of a Senate subcommittee about where responsibility should lie for the near-riot conditions on March third.
Work, business, labor and suffrage are not feminine in “Making an American Citizen,” a 1912 film by Alice Guy Blaché.