Often we overlook how much courage it took to defy cultural norms and march in parades, take to the streets and get up on soapboxes to speak in public. It wasn’t easy.Courage was needed in large supply, which may account for the extent to which Joan of Arc became the suffrage icon for the movement in the U.S. as well as England. After almost a century of being invisible and marginalized, the suffrage movement is emerging as a source of renewal, of inspiration, of great interest.

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