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Votes for Women

The Streets Belong to the People

Louise Bernikow | Posted 02.08.2015 | New York
Louise Bernikow

"The Streets Belong to the People," said New York Suffragists in 1912. Their names are not engraved in the historical records, but Mrs. Lillian S. Griffin and Mrs. H.A. Saunders are worth remembering as protestors flood the streets of our cities right now.

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

Louise Bernikow | Posted 03.19.2014 | New York
Louise Bernikow

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 children ought to know what it took to win the right to vote. She set it up.

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

Louise Bernikow | Posted 01.25.2014 | New York
Louise Bernikow

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.