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Canadians unveil a suffrage mural during centennial observance

Posted by on Sep 17, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Canadians unveil a suffrage mural during centennial observance

Canada’s observance of its suffrage centennial is underway and it has included the unveiling of a commemorative mural celebrating the 100th anniversary of Manitoba women winning the right to vote sponsored by the West End Business Improvement Zone is a non-profit association of business people committed to building a stronger West End community by supporting the businesses and organizations within the confines of the geographic boundaries. There are currently more than 1,000 business located within the 200 city blocks that comprise the BIZ area. The Nellie McClung Foundation has been...

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Petition campaign underway for President Obama to give Inez Milholland a medal!

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Petition campaign underway for President Obama to give Inez Milholland a medal!

Join the national campaign to ask President Obama to give Inez Milholland, America’s suffrage martyr, a presidential medal. Check out the Milholland centennial web site for resources and links. The free fifteen-minute film is available on request from filmmaker Martha Wheelock. It’s terrific for community groups, school programs and lesson plans. For more information, contact the film web site. InezMilholland.org

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Volunteer for suffrage movement database!

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Volunteer for suffrage movement database!

Volunteers are need for the online journal and database, “Women and Social Movements in the United States” that has put out a call for a crowdsourcing project resulting in the creation of a new online biographical dictionary of the woman suffrage movement in the U.S.  Work is starting on biographical sketches of suffrage supporters of the National American Woman Suffrage Association between 1890 and 1920. The goal is to prepare this Online Biographical Dictionary in time for 2020, the 100th anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920 that extended woman’s suffrage to...

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Inez Milholland centennial observance has been launched!

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Inez Milholland centennial observance has been launched!

Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA) has submitted a nomination to President Obama for Milholland (1886-1916) to be awarded the Presidential Citizen’s Medal in 2016. This second highest of civilian awards recognizes Americans who have made a significant contribution to the nation’s progress. Citing her “vital” leadership in the suffrage movement, Congresswoman Speier called Milholland “a shining star in the pantheon of inspiring leaders” in the early 20th century.   The nomination is featured on the web site, InezMilhollandCentennial.com. The yearlong Inez Milholland Centennial...

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Presidential Proclamation: Women’s History Month 2016

Posted by on Mar 3, 2016 in Blog | Comments Off on Presidential Proclamation: Women’s History Month 2016

Throughout history, women have driven humanity forward on the path to a more equal and just society, contributing in innumerable ways to our character and progress as a people.  In the face of discrimination and undue hardship, they have never given up on the promise of America:  that with hard work and determination, nothing is out of reach.  During Women’s History Month, we remember the trailblazers of the past, including the women who are not recorded in our history books, and we honor their legacies by carrying forward the valuable lessons learned from the powerful examples they...

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Letter to NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo supports funding for state centennial commission!

Posted by on Dec 24, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Letter to NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo supports funding for state centennial commission!

December 23, 2015 The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of New York State, NYS State Capitol Building, Albany, NY 12224 Dear Governor Cuomo, We, the undersigned, write to thank you for signing into law last month the legislation creating the New York State Women’s Suffrage 100th Anniversary Commemoration Commission. New York’s accomplishment in 1917, of women winning the franchise three years before ratification of the 19th Amendment, deserves broad celebration, public education, and promotion. This anniversary can – and must – be our moment to prominently place New York...

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Susan B. Anthony House in Rochester, NY annual February luncheon!

Posted by on Dec 8, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Susan B. Anthony House in Rochester, NY annual February luncheon!

VIDEO about Susan B. Anthony highlights the upcoming annual February luncheon at the Susan B. Anthony Museum & House in Rochester, NY. Billie Jean King will be the main speaker on February 10, 2016 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. This is the event that keeps the Museum and House moving forward. Visit the Susan B. Anthony Museum & House web site for registration and information.

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And what is the future of women’s rights parks in the national park service?

Posted by on Dec 6, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on And what is the future of women’s rights parks in the national park service?

The “Cradle” of the women’s rights movement in the U.S. has one national park in Seneca Falls, NY and the possibility of a second fully-developed park, the Harriet Tubman park. The year 2016 will be a momentous one for the National Park Service that will mark the centennial of its founding. The National Historic Preservation Act will have been in effect for 50 years. A Working Group for the National Council on Public History (NCPH) 2015 Annual Meeting in Nashville is expected to serve as a collaborative forum for planning a scholarly symposium to mark these important...

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Report on Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s 200th birthday & more

Posted by on Nov 24, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Report on Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s 200th birthday & more

After Olivia Twine returned from the 200th birthday party for Elizbaeth Cady Stanton, she filed this report that was posted on New York History. http://newyorkhistoryblog.org/2015/11/23/elizabeth-cady-stantons-200th-birthday-celebration In other news, “On Genealogy,” is a revision of the plenary address delivered in October 2014 at the International Federation for Public History’s conference in Amsterdam, Jerome de Groot argued that widespread popular interest in genealogy and the availability of mass amounts of information online has challenged established historiography and public...

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Ask Santa to support permanent exhibit of “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon!

Posted by on Nov 15, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Ask Santa to support permanent exhibit of “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon!

A Wish for Santa: Support Permanent Exhibit of “Spirit of 1776” Wagon! on Vimeo. The “Spirit of 1776” suffrage campaign wagon will be on exhibit at the NYS Museum in Albany, NY during 2017. It’s a part of history that needs to be seen and appreciated. Click to see video, and find out more at SuffrageWagon.org

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