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Albany NY is very cold in winter. So when women came from all over the state in February 1854 for the second NY Women’s Rights Convention, it was freezing. @AlbanyMuskrat evokes the scene: “We can imagine scores of women trudging up the hill to the…

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Washington becomes a separate territory from Oregon in 1853. At the first meeting of its independent legislature, a man named Arthur Denny proposes “to allow all white females over the age of 18 years to vote.” The bill fails 9-8. #StateOfTheWeek…

Mary Ann Shadd Cary edited The Freeman in Canada. She moved there in 1850s to protest Fugitive Slave Act. Post-Civil War she returned & entered Howard Law School at age 46, the only woman in her class. More ahead on her work w/Frederick Douglass,…
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