WRITER Mary Walton compares Alice Paul to Ghandi and Martin Luther King—OTHERS DISAGREE!

Alice Paul is finally getting the recognition she deserves. Yet, during her lifetime she wasn’t interested in glory. She kept her eye on the prize: women’s rights and the vote. Keep in mind that author Mary Walton never heard of Alice Paul before a newspaper editor brought Paul to her attention. In recent years, Walton…

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Putting the August 26 US women’s gains into perspective…

There’s a terrific article about women journalists in Substack…a commentary on exactly how far women have come in the journalism profession: https://substack.com/notes/post/p-121253833 It is a terrific way to remember what different folks have asked me over the years. .I started working for a newspaper in 1972. It was a liberating era in the profession when…

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Votes for Women a complex and ever-present movement…

The women’s suffrage movement was diverse. It included compromises. No one ever claimed it was perfect. It was NOT unilateral. Viewing the movement to win recognition in the larger mainstream culture is the goal of a podcast series underway by the NYC Department of Records & Information Services. I’m in support because I grew up…

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