Suffrage worker with newspaper clippings on the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment granting women the right to vote by the United States Senate in 1919.
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Agnes Lester, Marjorie Follette, Emily Knight, Elizabeth Van Sickle, Carol Lester, prominent young girls of Seneca Falls, as warriors in the drama depicting the Progress of Woman. The drama was given at the reception at Seneca Falls, N.Y. on July 20, 1923 in honor of the officers and members of the National Woman’s Party in […]
A popular anti-suffrage argument claimed that entering the supposedly masculine world of politics would take away from women’s femininity. This postcard directly refutes that argument by giving examples of other tasks women commonly performed that, while by no means feminine, were not considered to take away from their “womanliness” in the same way that voting […]
“What we did for civil rights in the ‘60s, we forgot to do for people with disabilities.” – Rep. Patricia Schroeder (D-Colo.) said of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 On Monday, March 12, 1990 disability rights activists descended on the U.S. Capitol demanding the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which would […]