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-10- Daily Suffragist on Twitter- -Suffragist Julia Ward Howe popularized Mother-s Day as a pacifist holiday after the carnage of the Civil War- Listen to her 1870 proclamation read by -AlfreWoodard -GloriaSteinem -amp- more- https---t- (1).png
Suffragist Julia Ward Howe popularized Mother's Day as a pacifist holiday after the carnage of the Civil War. Listen to her 1870 proclamation read by @AlfreWoodard @GloriaSteinem & more. For more on Mother's Day, @ZinnEdProject has great history…

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400,000 signatures was 1.3% of the US population in 1864. The equivalent today would be 4.1 million hand-gathered Jane Hancocks. That’s how many signatures Susan B Anthony, ElizCadyStanton and their army of 2,000 women gathered during the Civil War…

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Annual conventions belong in the nation’s capital--at least as far as the National Woman Suffrage Assoc was concerned. But the American WSA had always rotated among states, so a few years after the merger, NAWSA began to alternate: even years in DC,…

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Daily Suffragist doesn’t usually go down a genealogy rabbit hole, but a good trusts & estates case is a dangerous trigger. Long thread... Francis Jackson embraced women’s rights after his daughter was stripped of her children. Who was Eliza…

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Initially popular as a curiosity, Anna Dickinson gradually established a reputation as a political thinker whose endorsement was in demand. She stumped for Republicans across four states during the Civil War, the first woman ever paid to campaign.…

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Thanksgiving's origin isn't glorification of colonialism. Rather: in 1863 Lincoln proclaimed a day of gratitude for the Union’s victories at Gettysburg & Vicksburg. @VogelMorris has more. TODAY: read @SimonMoyaSmith on 100 Ways to Support - Not…

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The original Moses didn’t get to the Promised Land, but at least he didn’t have to fight for his pension. His successor, Harriet Tubman, did. (Thread) #Suffrage100 #AfricanAmerican #Harriet #KnowYour19th Harriet is most famous for her 13 daring…

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PART II. In 1865 Pres. Andrew Johnson awarded Dr. Mary Walker the Medal of Honor. Dr. Walker wore the medal pinned to her suit coat every day for the rest of her life. In 1917, her medal was rescinded along w/those of 911 men, for want of direct…

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The only woman ever awarded the Medal of Honor - the US military’s highest decoration - was a genderqueer Civil War surgeon named Dr. Mary Edwards Walker.Walker was a suffragist, a veteran and POW, and a talented doctor who challenged convention in…

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Julia Hooks bought a ticket at a downtown Memphis theater. It was 1881 and "Hermann the Magician" was a hit. She was making her way to her seat when two policemen grabbed her. They ripped her dress in the struggle, arresting her as she cried: “Let go…
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