LGBTQ Past & Present

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Of course there were queer suffragists! Meet some of them in this exhibit, and learn about similarities between suffrage and the...

Women on the Battlefield

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Read about the extraordinary and under-appreciated military service of these queer and straight patriots.

Charity Castle and Laura Tucker

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I can’t stop thinking about this girl. Her gorgeous smile, her presence in front of the camera. The photo was taken sometime in the 1860s.…

Was there ever a more hopeless quest?

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"What can women offer to offset the influences behind these bodies? They have no money to contribute for party purposes. They represent no…

Cady Stanton, as seen today

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Sheesh. In 13+ months of daily posts, I've talked around her, rarely about her. Why? “One of the most brilliant thinkers in…

It's National Coming Out Day!

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It’s #NationalComingOutDay Let’s fling open the suffrage closet, shall we? We could start almost anywhere. How ‘bout the biggest suffrage org, NAWSA.…

Hester Lane

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The story of Black abolitionist Hester Lane features blatant racism and sexism. But it’s also about a subtler version of both: when you’re expected to…

Lafayette, we are here!

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No one symbolizes Franco-American friendship and loyalty like the Marquis de Lafayette, hero of the Revolutionary War. During WWI, soldiers and…

Olympia Brown

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Meet a suffragist who began her career canvassing Kansas in 1867 -- and ended it in 1918 burning Woodrow Wilson’s speeches by the White House. In…

School suffrage in Kentucky ends

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Kentucky was first in the nation to grant women school suffrage: the right to vote in school board elections. More than 50 years later, the…

School suffrage in Kentucky begins

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If you could only vote for school board--not Governor, Senator or President--would you? Kentucky was the first state to let some women have “school…

Why men didn't want women to vote

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Katie Porter is why men didn't want women to vote.