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The town of Orange, New Jersey sent Lucy Stone a tax bill in 1857. She returned it with a note that began: "Enclosed I return my tax bill, without paying it. My reason for doing so is that women suffer taxation, and yet have no representation, which…

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Second & third generation suffragists had much more access to formal education than the women who came before them. Anna Julia Cooper, Mary Church Terrell, and Ida Gibbs Hunt graduated from @oberlincollege in 1884. 🧵 They weren’t the first Black…

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At the turn of the century, leading white suffragists deluded themselves into thinking that colluding with racists would help their cause. Spoiler alert: it didn’t.Thread. The new generation of suffrage leaders - with the blessing of the old guard -…

Daily Suffragist on Twitter- -No taxation without representation- Among the women who refused to pay taxes in whose levy and use they had no say are- Lucy Stone- New Jersey 1858 Abby -amp- Julia Smith- Conn- 1869-1876 Dr- Clemence Lozier- N.png
No taxation without representation. Among the women who refused to pay taxes in whose levy and use they had no say are: Lucy Stone, New Jersey 1858 Abby & Julia Smith, Conn. 1869-1876 Dr. Clemence Lozier, New York, 1873 Abby Kelley Foster, Mass.…

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So many great suffragists were born for the struggle. They were iconoclasts, rebels from the beginning. Many remained unmarried, or married unusual men who respected them. Not Julia Ward Howe. 🧵She was born wealthy, raised privileged, and nicely…

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More tax protests! 15 years after Lucy Stone’s tax protest, even more women refused to be taxed until they were represented. Dec 16, 1873 - 100 years since the Boston Tea Party - Dr. Clemence Lozier called for a mass tax protest in New York. “One…

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Mr. Mandeville, Tax Collector, Sir:--Enclosed I return my tax bill, without paying it. My reason for doing so is, that women suffer taxation, and yet have no representation, which is not only unjust to one-half the adult population, but is contrary…

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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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At Lucy Stone's graduation from Oberlin in 1847, she declined the "honor" of writing the oration for a man to read. Wm Lloyd Garrison met her that day. He was impressed with her intellectualism & willingness to make powerful people uneasy, and…

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Lucy Stone tried hard to bridge the gap between pro- and anti-15th Amdt camps. She argued for a middle path that would support Black men’s enfranchisement now, and commit to an immediate campaign for a 16th Amdt for women. But after years of debate,…
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