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When Anna Howard Shaw was a young woman, she wore pants and short hair. She gave it up eventually because she got too many comments, but she couldn’t hide her ambition, and her certainty she could do better than a man. Turn-of-the-century thread. She…

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When the Statue of Liberty rose in New York Harbor in 1886, suffragists protested. Her presence, they observed, “points afresh to the cruelty of woman’s present position, since it is proposed to represent Freedom as a majestic female form in a State…

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Remember Elizabeth Meriwether, the suffragist who helped start the Memphis chapter of the Ku Klux Klan? She shared her home with her brother- & sister-in-law, Lide Smith Meriwether. Lide was as devoted a suffragist as Elizabeth, and more…
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