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-3- Daily Suffragist on Twitter- --negative-vote In 1879- New York suffragists protested the re-election of anti-suffrage governor Louis Robinson- Led by Lillie Devereaux Blake and Clara Neyman- He had vetoed a bill that would have let wome.png
In 1879, New York suffragists protested the re-election of anti-suffrage governor Louis Robinson. Led by Lillie Devereaux Blake and Clara Neyman. He had vetoed a bill that would have let women sit on school boards. It was rare for women to openly…

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Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin was an incredible organizer of women. In 1879 she started the Boston Kansas Relief Assoc. to raise money to support Exodusters - the first African-Americans to leave the South en masse. She helped Lucy Stone & Julia…

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Congrats to my friend Laura Wiessen, newly elected to the Gloucester, MA School Committee. In 1879, Mass. allowed women to vote for the 1st time, just for school committee. 5,000 women voted that year, including Louisa May Alcott. (Read 👇) Lucy Stone…

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The Votes for Women catalog from @smithsoniannpg is my jumping off point for so much I didn’t know about Native feminists. “Like other people of color, Native women did not have the privilege of a single issue focus like suffrage.”…
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