The East Hampton Historical Society is set to host a one-day exhibition at the Clinton Academy Museum entitled Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence, on Saturday, September 19th, from 10 am to 2 pm. [Read more…] about Votes for Women: Exhibit Headed to East Hampton
Marilyn Cohen, Vice President of the Rockland County Chapter of the League of Women Voters (LWV), discussed the national, nonpartisan group that has been doing active grassroots organizing for 100 years with the belief that voters should play a critical role in democracy.
We discussed the history of the LWV nationally and here in Rockland County. We also discussed what the LWV is doing now to prepare for the upcoming election. [Read more…] about League of Women Voters Celebrates 100 Years (Podcast)
The Ticonderoga Historical Society is set to present “The Suffrage Centennial: Trial and Triumph,” a program highlighting the struggle to provide women the right to vote, on Friday, August 28th. [Read more…] about Suffrage Centennial Program in Ticonderoga
The Clinton County Historical Association and the League of Women Voters of the North Country are set to co-host a Women’s Equality Day Forum on Wednesday, August 26th, from 4 to 5 pm via Zoom. [Read more…] about Women’s Equality Day Forum Online Wednesday
On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment became part of the U.S. Constitution and the right to vote in the U.S. could no longer be denied on the basis of sex. The fight for women’s suffrage was complex and interwoven with issues of civil and political inequalities for some Americans.
Women’s Rights National Historical Park (NHP) has announced Equality Weekend-Seneca Falls, a series of online programs being held August 22-23 to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment’s ratification. [Read more…] about Virtual Seneca Falls Equality Weekend Starts Saturday
The Time and the Valleys Museum is set to host a virtual program by Sullivan County Historian (and periodic contributor to New York Almanack) John Conway entitled The Suffragists: Fight for the Vote in Sullivan County, on Sunday, August 23rd. [Read more…] about Suffragists in Sullivan County Virtual Program
The Smithfield Community Association (SCA) in Peterboro, Madison County, NY, is set to ring the bell in the tower of the Smithfield Community Center (SCC) nineteen times on Wednesday, August 26th, to celebrate the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
The Nineteenth Amendment stated that “the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged…on account of sex.” The Peterboro United Methodist Church bell will join the SCC bell ringing. [Read more…] about Ringing Bells for Equality Day August 26th
This August, the Albany Institute of History & Art is set to present “Voices of HerStory,” a series of public programs exploring diverse perspectives on the women’s suffrage movement and its continuing legacy today. [Read more…] about Albany Institute Presenting ‘Voices of HerStory’ Virtual Programs
Humanities New York’s (HNY) has announced the Amended podcast, a six-part series about the ongoing struggle for women’s voting rights.
Launching on August 26, 2020, Amended travels from the 1800s through to the present day to explore the quest for women’s full equality, one that has been as diverse, complex and unfinished as the nation itself. [Read more…] about ‘Amended,’ A Women’s History Podcast Series
I offer the following tribute to Anna Douglass, first wife of Frederick Douglass and mother of their five children, on the anniversary of her death Aug. 4, 1882:
Both Frederick Bailey and Anna Murray were born in rural Maryland in the early 1800s and grew up under harsh racist customs that strictly defined roles for men and women by sex, race and class.
By the time Frederick and Anna met in the 1830s in Baltimore, his owner valued him as a slave who was a skilled caulker. Yet Anna, despite being a free woman skilled as a domestic and cook, was not well paid by her white employers. [Read more…] about Anna Murray-Douglass: Frederick’s Most Important Ally