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The Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy is the oldest participatory democracy on earth, and a matriarchy. Their model of women voting & leading inspired 1st wave white feminists who lived near Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga & Seneca lands in 1800s…

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Anna Zenger printed the NY Weekly Journal while her husband JohnPeter was jailed for libel in 1734. He was in for 9 months b/c he couldn't pay bail; his case is a landmark re:freedom to criticize gov't. Anna continued to run the print shop after he…

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In New York it is said that activists come to Albany, not from it. True or not, in the 1850s and today Albany has produced some truly marvelous people. Among them: Lucretia Mott’s cousin by marriage Lydia Mott, and an African-American businessman…

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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…

-3- Daily Suffragist on Twitter- --negative-vote In 1879- New York suffragists protested the re-election of anti-suffrage governor Louis Robinson- Led by Lillie Devereaux Blake and Clara Neyman- He had vetoed a bill that would have let wome.png
In 1879, New York suffragists protested the re-election of anti-suffrage governor Louis Robinson. Led by Lillie Devereaux Blake and Clara Neyman. He had vetoed a bill that would have let women sit on school boards. It was rare for women to openly…

-2- Daily Suffragist on Twitter- -Great thread from -clancynewyork on the persistence of New York-s literacy test for voting- It was introduced in 1923- as a wave of anti-immigrant fervor crested in the US- resulting in closing the bord (1).png
Great thread from @clancynewyork on the persistence of New York's literacy test for voting. It was introduced in 1923, as a wave of anti-immigrant fervor crested in the US, resulting in closing the borders for 40 years. Compare some states' voter ID…

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It’s easy to disagree with your mother in private. In public, less so. Especially when your mother is Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Harriot Stanton Blatch was the 6th of ElizCadyStanton’s 7 children. She grew up to become an accomplished suffragist and…

-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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In the 1830s, 1840s, 1850s, 1860s, 1870s, and 1880s, women’s rights was a marginal, oddball cause. Focusing on the mesmerizing women who demanded equality makes it jarring to zoom out & see how fringe they were. A college commemoration reminded…

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New York’s most compelling suffrage spokeswomen toured the state in the spring of 1908. They began in Seneca Falls and traveled from town to town by trolley. Through World War I, electric railways connected the cities and towns of central NY - and…
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