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Twice the New Jersey Supreme Court mocked Mary Philbrook for insisting she was a full citizen. First in 1894 when she sued for the right to practice law. Then in 1911, when she represented a would-be voter. In between, Philbrook wrote a report that…

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Suffragists didn’t sue very often. After the Supreme Court scoffed at suffrage in 1874, court challenges to women’s disenfranchisement were few. But in 1911, New Jersey suffragists sued--based on the fact of their right to vote at the state’s…

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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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New Jersey was a slave state. Throughout the 18th century and well into the 19th, people in New Jersey were enslaved and sold. New Jersey had plantations and Black codes--it also has a Confederate cemetery, but that’s another story. In the middle of…

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It feels appropriate to end the suffrage centennial year with a week in New Jersey. Yeah, yeah, second prize is two weeks in Jersey… but in all seriousness, respect is due. New Jersey was first.  Image: “Women at the polls in New Jersey in the good…

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What does this guy have to do with this woman? Hint: dynastic politics. Charles S. Whitman was elected Governor of New York in 1914.  By that time he was a committed suffragist. His wife Olive belonged to the Women’s Political Union, which was the…

-7- Daily Suffragist on Twitter- -We are stuck more firmly in one place than ever- while talking easily with everywhere and anywhere- Ergo- an appreciation of three intensely place-specific works of suffrage public history that women are ma.png
We are stuck more firmly in one place than ever, while talking easily with everywhere and anywhere. Ergo, an appreciation of three intensely place-specific works of suffrage public history that women are making. Reply w/more! NEWARK - Noelle Lorraine…

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No US woman could vote, except some in New Jersey, in: 1776 1777 1778 1779 1780 1781 1782 1783 1784 1785 1786 1787 1788 1789 1790 1791 1792 1793 1794 1795 1796 1797 1798 1799 1800 1801 1802 1803 1804 1805 1806 1807 No US woman could vote in: 1808…

-4- Daily Suffragist on Twitter- -One of the original 13 states let some women vote- Some doubted women actually did so- 🤣 -jennyschuessler has the receipts- thread👇 But you have to read her whole article -linked below- for my favorit.png
One of the original 13 states let some women vote. Some doubted women actually did so. 🤣 @jennyschuessler has the receipts, thread👇 But you have to read her whole article (linked below) for my favorite detail...  Historians have long puzzled over…

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Opening THURSDAY & open all year @NewarkLibrary. This exhibit is really going to be a treat. Not just historical documents, art installations too! I've been following curator NoelleLorraineWilliams as she put it together and I can't wait to see…

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