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.”
October 31, 1915: Despite being a Sunday, this was no day of rest for any New York suffragist.
October 30, 1915: The final Saturday before Election Day is traditionally a time of frenzied activity in New York, and this one is no exception.
In 1848, the adolescent sisters Kate and Margaret Fox of Hydesville, New York, made quite a commotion when they told people of the strange rapping sounds they heard throughout their house. In the ensuing months, they began to communicate with “Mr. Splitfoot,” the devilish name they gave to the spirit that they said was the source of the knocking.
October 27, 1915: One day after Tammany Hall leaders made a pledge of neutrality, and assured suffrage advocates that no New York County Democrat would work against the upcoming suffrage referendum, a clever and very effective campaign was launched today by the Women’s Political Union to embarrass those who may consider violating that promise.
October 25, 1915: Just eight days to go until New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts vote on woman suffrage!
October 24, 1915: With just nine days left until three populous Eastern States vote on woman suffrage referenda, the battle for women’s equality at the polls goes on in large cities as well as small towns, and is being waged by both women and men.
October 23, 1915: Though the male voters of the Empire State will decide 10 days from now whether New York’s women will win the ballot this year, Fifth Avenue was certainly “Votes for Women” territory this afternoon.
October 22, 1915: The rapidly rising tide of support for woman suffrage will make tomorrow’s parade down New York’s Fifth Avenue even more spectacular than any before it—if most of the 47,230 people who have signed pledges to march take part.
October 21, 1915: Children will definitely be marching in what’s planned to be the biggest suffrage parade in New York City’s history the day after tomorrow.