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Louise Bernikow
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Louise is the author of 9 books, a founder of women's history programs, a former Fulbright scholar currently speaking, consulting and organizing for the 2017 Centennial of women's voting rights in New York State.

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Votes for Women (to 8 Year Olds)

(0) Comments | Posted January 17, 2014 | 5:28 PM

2014-01-17-djfkdjfidfjidjfdijfkdjfekficon.jpgMy foot doctor made me do it.

As head of the PTA at a Brooklyn public school, having listened to my tales of female derring-do in the suffrage movement while treating my dastardly plantar fasciitis, Dr. Stephanie decided that...

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New York Is Not Just the "Cradle" of Women's Rights. It's the Torch.

(1) Comments | Posted November 18, 2013 | 6:05 PM

The anniversary of the New York victory for woman suffrage (1917-2017) in the not too distant future is prompting proud talk of our state as "the cradle of women's rights," which is true enough but only half the story. The phrase refers specifically to the revolutionary movement that began in...

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Lady Liberty: A Counter-Narrative

(6) Comments | Posted July 4, 2013 | 8:39 AM

When, on July 4th, the Statue of Liberty re-opens with fanfare, fireworks and patriotic pride, what she has meant, historically, to the bold women of the city she guards will probably not be mentioned.

From the moment of her debut in New York harbor on October 28, 1886, the Lady...

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