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While Alice Paul was in London’s Holloway Prison with a feeding tube forced down her nose, Emmeline Pankhurst traveled to the US to raise funds and promote the cause. American women were fascinated to see the British radical up close. 🧵 On Monday,…

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When US suffragists began street demonstrations in 1910, the women in the UK had already become more brazen. They were holding huge demonstrations, intentionally provoking arrest, and more. One of their leaders came to the US in 1907 to encourage us…

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Women went to jail for the vote at three significant periods in American history. In the modern civil rights movement, Fannie Lou Hamer, Diane Nash and Ella Baker designed strategies for which men got credit. In the last years before the 19th Amdt,…

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Spending today @ conf on re-enfranchisement, discussing the Jim Crow roots of why most people lose the rt 2 vote when they go to prison. So today take a look at stories from the present, and a novel way to expand the vote: https://t.co/WyrdPcL1we…

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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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