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 in General Rosalie Jones’ Army of the Hudson are spending today in Wilmington, Delaware—”getting new feet,” as they put it. But while the morning may have been spent applying much of the city’s available supply of liniment to sore feet, the hikers’ voices were not given any pampered treatment during the day’s stopover.
February 14, 1913: “Our feet may be sore,” declared General Rosalie Jones on the third day of the suffragist Army of the Hudson’s march from New Jersey to Washington, D.C., “but they are not cold, and every one of us will stick it out to Washington.”
February 13, 1913: This has been an eventful, but exhausting, 27-mile day of hiking by General Rosalie Jones and her suffragist Army of the Hudson.
February 12, 1913: “On to Washington!” “Votes for Women!” Those were the enthusiastic cheers of Rosalie Jones and her hardy group of suffrage hikers as they left this morning on a trek that will make their hike from New York City to Albany two months ago seem like a brief stroll in the park.
February 11, 1937: Amelia Earhart—who five years ago became the first woman, and only the second person, to fly solo across the North Atlantic—announced plans today for a far more ambitious adventure.
“Today’s decision, significant as it may be, is only one part of a long battle for abortion rights, fought on many fronts and using many different approaches.”
July 4, 1876: An eloquent and timely reminder that the American Revolution has brought liberty and equality to only some of its citizens over the past century became an unauthorized part of the nation’s centennial celebration here at Independence Square in Philadelphia today. Susan B. Anthony, Matilda Joslyn Gage, Sara Andrews Spencer, Lillie Devereux Blake and Phoebe W. Couzins […]
I’ll be a senior in college when I return to school in September, and no insult to my university, but I learned more about women’s history in one month on the Ms. Blog than I have in the last three years. It may have been the personal narratives that helped me absorb so much material, […]
Today marks the end of Women’s History Month, and the completion of 31 days of David Dismore’s you-are-there reports (check through Mscellany to catch the ones you’ve missed). He ends with a post on his favorite topic, woman suffrage. March 31, 1915: Today, Alice Paul‘s Congressional Union (CU) became a national organization, adopted a constitution […]
March 30, 1970: The New York State Assembly today came within three votes of replacing the state’s 140-year-old ban on abortions–except those to save the life of the woman–with a bill that would make abortions a matter strictly between a woman and her doctor (through the 24th week of pregnancy). After the State Senate passed […]