Today in Feminist History: Freedom on the Anniversary of Seneca Falls (July 19, 1917)

The suffrage battle is far from over, but it’s a good sign that so many National Woman’s Party members have now proven that they will not be intimidated, nor compromise on things as basic as their right to protest or to vote, and that even the President now seems to have a growing concern about their welfare (or, perhaps, about their increasing notoriety, sympathy from the public, and political influence).

Today in Feminist History: Paul and Catt Sense a Victory (July 16, 1920)

Alice Paul of the National Woman’s Party met with Democratic Presidential nominee Governor James Cox of Ohio, while Carrie Chapman Catt, head of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, left New York for Tennessee to coordinate N.A.W.S.A.’s ratification campaign there. Both women, sensing that victory is finally within reach, are now putting maximum pressure on anyone who can help deliver the 36th and final State needed to get the Susan B. Anthony (woman suffrage) Amendment into the U.S. Constitution in time for millions of voteless women in States where only men can presently vote to be able to register for the November elections.