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Woman Suffrage

Women's History in April -- Ratify the ERA!

Jackie DeHon, Ph.D. | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics
Jackie DeHon, Ph.D.

I spoke about Women's History on April 29 at a lovely luncheon at the Tye Preston Memorial Library in Canyon Lake, Texas. The library was launching a wonderful exhibit on the History of Woman Suffrage in Texas.

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.

Celebrating Women's History Month

Posted 03.08.2013 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: March is Women’s History Month. The National Women's History Proj...

Today's Voting Shenanigans Are Nothing Like This!

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

Early New Jersey laws defined voters as "inhabitants," so women were eligible to vote from the first American elections on. Unfortunately, their rights were taken away all too soon, all because of a very heated local election.

Labor Day: Thanks to One Group That Made a Difference

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

The original intent of Labor Day was to honor workers, and particularly members of trade and labor organizations. In that spirit, I would like to take a moment to honor some of these people who helped make America great.

Little-Remembered Stories of Women and the Vote

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

The problem with articles about women's suffrage is that "were given" is dead-on inaccurate; even the wording, "got the vote" does not begin to explain the battle that women suffragists waged in order for women to vote.

A Breakthrough in the Presidency! (Now What?)

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Tepper Marlin

If history is a guide, the breakthrough of having a non-white president should be helpful for the rights of women. Progress happens in spurts.