Beacon, New York to dedicate street marker to Margaret Fuller

Beacon, New York to dedicate street marker to Margaret Fuller

The City of Beacon, New York has rolled out the red carpet to unveil an historic marker dedicated to Margaret Fuller, noted American journalist and critic. She lived and worked in Beacon when writing “Woman in the Nineteenth Century,” in 1844, a work that became influential and impacted the organizers of the 1848 Seneca Falls convention in Seneca Falls, New York. A ceremony to unveil a street marker will be held at the Beacon...

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Last Day of Women’s History Month for an Inez Milholland Film Update!

Last Day of Women’s History Month for an Inez Milholland Film Update!

Update from filmmaker Martha Wheelock about the Inez Milholland “Forward into Light” film and its anticipated wide and free distribution. Martha recently returned from Washington, DC when the National Women’s History Project honored U.S. suffrage martyr Inez Milholland as well as fifteen other women who contributed to America’s democracy through public service. The trailer was shown to those gathered at the special luncheon and...

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Suffrage pageants were cutting edge in their time!

Suffrage pageants were cutting edge in their time!

Hazel MacKaye (photo above) was riding high in 1914 when her pageant, “The American Woman: Six Periods of American Life” was performed at the Seventy-first Regimental Armory (sponsored by the New York City Men’s League for Equal Suffrage). It was a cutting-edge production that milked the potential for drama and social commentary. Edna Buckman Kearns was involved, not only in the event’s organization, but also the...

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Join the Online Woman Suffrage Biographical Dictionary Project

Join the Online Woman Suffrage Biographical Dictionary Project

The online journal and database, “Women and Social Movements in the United States” is engaged in several crowdsourcing projects to create a new online biographical dictionary of the woman suffrage movement in the U.S.  Over the past few months volunteers have written brief biographies of Black women suffragists and militant suffragists who supported the National Woman’s Party. Now work is starting on biographical sketches of...

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A special letter for you from Molly Murphy MacGregor about Inez Milholland centennial!

A special letter for you from Molly Murphy MacGregor about Inez Milholland centennial!

My Dear Friends, One of the real pleasures of working with the National Women’s History Project is when we actually get to “write women back into history.” We have a special opportunity this year, and I hope you’ll support and benefit from the Inez Milholland Centennial. This new project of the NWHP will shine the spotlight on a brave, nearly-forgotten attorney and suffragist who died while campaigning for Votes for...

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Women’s History Month launches Inez Milholland Centennial

Women’s History Month launches Inez Milholland Centennial

A group of grassroots activists and a California Congresswoman have joined forces to honor suffragist Inez Milholland on the centennial of her death while campaigning for Votes for Women. Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA) has submitted a nomination to President Obama for Milholland (1886-1916) to be awarded the Presidential Citizen’s Medal in 2016. This second highest of civilian awards recognizes Americans who have made a significant...

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