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It’s #NationalComingOutDay Let’s fling open the suffrage closet, shall we? We could start almost anywhere. How ‘bout the biggest suffrage org, NAWSA. In its 30 year existence it had four presidents. Three were what we’d now call LGBTQ. 🏳️‍🌈🧺🧵Susan B…

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We gotta talk about lesbians. Specifically, about lesbian erasure. Queer is cool, right? It’s 2020! 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️etc., etc. So why is the lesbian reality of the suffrage movement barely part of the #19thAmendment centennial conversation? A thread. The…

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The connection between military service and citizenship demands constant critique. Yet for someone who finds it incomprehensible why a person would sacrifice their life for ideology, duty, or belonging, no tweet thread can explain it. Soldier 🪖🧵 Vol.…

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Surgeons gonna surgeon, and Dr. Mabel Seagrave was practically giddy about what she could learn by going to war. She anticipated “a wonderful advance in surgical knowledge through the enforced operations made necessary by unusual wounds.” ⚕️& 🌈…

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I appreciate that @BlachlyJames was honest when the NYT asked why he initially hesitated to conduct Ethel Smyth’s work. “I have to confess I had this sense that if I hadn’t heard of her, then she must not be very good.” Suffrage & 🎼🧵👇 Ethel Smyth…

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Carrie Chapman Catt liked to be in charge, and she was good at it. She ran the National American Woman Suffrage Association twice, first in 1900 when Susan B Anthony stepped down, and then from 1915 until the ratification of the 19th Amendment. 🐱🧵…

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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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Hoping they'll mention that after her two husbands, Carrie Chapman Catt spent the last 30+ years of her life with Mary Garrett Hay. Leaving it right here in case they don't. #TheVotePBS cc: @WendyLRouse 🏳️‍🌈#AlphaSuffrageClub!!!@AmExperiencePBS…

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Obama’s 2d inaugural invoked a throughline “from Seneca Falls to Selma to Stonewall.” Brett Kavanaugh has surely been itching to object since. In dissent yesterday he wrote: “Seneca Falls was not Stonewall.” I know more about both of those things…

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A Dyke on Horseback ~ One more story from the 1912 New York City suffrage marches~ 🐴thread courtesy of @WendyLRouse Annie Rensselaer Tinker grew up swimming, sailing, and riding on her father’s Long Island estate. She rode astride, not side-saddle,…

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