Women continue persisting when getting the word out!

Women continue persisting when getting the word out!

I met Sue Lean (shown here) at the opening of the “Votes for Women” exhibit at the New York State Museum in Albany, NY last November. We’d been in touch on the phone and by way of email. Sue stands out for her enthusiasm about suffrage centennials as well as the terrific vintage outfits she wears, including this sash that commemorates the 2017 suffrage centennial in NYS. Now she’s appealing to others to join the League...

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New York State will honor suffrage activists by way of statues on state land!

New York State will honor suffrage activists by way of statues on state land!

  The State of New York is planning to build two statues to honor suffragists Sojourner Truth and Rosalie Gardiner Jones. The statue of Sojourner Truth will be sited on the Empire State Trail in Ulster County, where she was born.  Truth was born into slavery circa 1797, sold three times, and ultimately escaped to freedom in 1826.  She went on to became a noted abolitionist and women’s rights advocate until her death in 1883. The statue of...

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Hot tea month every January, plus event news note!

Hot tea month every January, plus event news note!

Keep the tea pot hot for Susan B. Anthony’s birthday party in February! on Vimeo. NEWS NOTE: “Documenting Activism” is a special program set for Thursday, January 11, 2018, 6-8 p.m. at the New York City Municipal Archives 1st Floor Gallery, 31 Chambers Street, Manhattan. In conjunction with the exhibit Unlikely Historians: Materials collected by NYPD surveillance teams, 1960-1975, the Municipal Archives will be presenting...

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Contribute to the musical, “The Perfect 36,” through Kickstarter

Contribute to the musical, “The Perfect 36,” through Kickstarter

There is a kickstarter campaign with the goal of staging a musical, “The Perfect 36,” the story of Tennessee and the final days of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. A total of $10,000is necessary to complete the script draft, present two readings, and hire actors. The final days of the right to vote saga is expected to have more drama and suspense than an old Hollywood movie. Support was split on a...

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“Tea with Alice and Me” premier in January 2018 and work underway for a women’s history trail

“Tea with Alice and Me” premier in January 2018 and work underway for a women’s history trail

    Dear Santa, This is what we wanted for Christmas. . . on Vimeo. We asked Santa on several occasions for a national women’s trial. Plans are underway to work on this initiative. However, it is something that volunteers are taking responsibility for through the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites. It is being referred to as a grassroots collaborative effort and many people are stepping forward with...

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