Talk about a spirited pair of sisters: Lucretia Mott and Martha Coffin Wright helped organize the Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls in 1848 after they were refused seats at the male-dominated International Anti-Slavery Convention in 1840. The convention was pivotal in initiating the movement for women's suffrage.
Are You a Dangerous Woman?
The women pictured here were considered dangerous. Their photos appeared on the cover of McCall's Magazine, October 1920. Who are they? Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia B. Mott, the Blackwell sisters, Julia Ward Howe, Lucy Stone, Mary A. Livermore, Martha C.Wright, and the first woman to cast a U.S. vote in Wyoming. Why were they…
The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution
“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. “Congress shall have power to enforce this ar…
Suffragists who were jailed at either the Occoquan workhouse in Lorton, VA or in Washington DC in 1917. Thank you, sisters. 100 years ago today, there was a massive women's suffrage movement march in DC. The mistreatment of these activists by the crowd led to increased attention for their cause. I am grateful for and humbled by their courage. (BTW...Woodrow Wilson was a prick.)
Suffrage Campaigning: National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies1908-1918
TWL.2004.587.2Badge, metal, enamel, round, produced by the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies, white scroll shape across bottom half with green stripe in the centre, red and green stripe across the top, inscription in gold: 'National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies Constitutional Non Party', gold border.