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Ida B. Wells could vote for President years before Alice Paul or Carrie Chapman Catt. How? Read on Changing state constitutions is hard. Who votes & who doesn’t is determined by each state; big changes almost always need constitutional amendment.…

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Passage of the 16th & 17th Amdts in 1913 - especially the 17th, which expanded voting rights over opposition from the deep south - proved a federal amendment strategy was viable. So Alice Paul & Lucy Burns spent a hot July plotting to force…

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Unsurprisingly, DailySuffragist readers know their amendments. As 62% of you knew, the 16th Amdt allowed Congress to levy a direct income tax. They needed to amend the Constitution to repudiate a Supreme Court decision that blocked a progressive tax…

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16 women really did walk to Washington to participate in the original Women’s March, on the occasion of Woodrow Wilson’s 1913 inauguration. “General” Rosalie Jones led the contingent, which left New York City in February. She’s at far left w/the…

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The fight for a federal amendment was so painfully slow that everything after the 1913 Inauguration march looks like a sprint to the finish line. It was a turning point, for sure. But it reminds me of what folks would say to me when they learned I…

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Inez Milholland graduated from @Vassar in 1909. She applied to law school, but @Harvard_Law @ColumbiaLaw @UniofOxford @Cambridge_Uni refused her. She was accepted @nyulaw, which began admitting women in 1890. (By the time the others admitted women,…

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The 1913 Woman Suffrage Procession really was the original Women’s March. It called women from around the country to Washington, DC for Inauguration Day. They were there to send a message to the newly elected President, who won his office with a…
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