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South Dakota became a state in 1899. Its motto: “Under God the People Rule.” National suffrage leaders converged on the state immediately to campaign for a doomed suffrage amendment. Its motto: “Women Are People.” A #StateOfTheWeek thread White women…

-1- Daily Suffragist on Twitter- -See 👇for a timely tale of organizing in Indiana- Then visit -INSuffrage100 for their terrific timeline - including Madam CJ Walker- Sojourner Truth- and missed enfranchisement opportunities dating all th.png
See 👇for a timely tale of organizing in Indiana! Then visit @INSuffrage100 for their terrific timeline - including Madam CJ Walker, Sojourner Truth, and missed enfranchisement opportunities dating all the way back to 1850. #StateoftheWeek cc:…

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Read this thread from @KatCKitt for more on @BetterDays2020 and these gorgeous illustrations of the Utah women who changed history. @Kate_Kelly_Esq - have you seen this?! In Utah, nonprofit @BetterDays2020 works to highlight the 150th anniversary of…

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Happy sesquicentennial Utah! Women voted in Utah beginning 150 years ago tomorrow - with a gap from 1887-1896. Why? B/c women's votes were endlessly a political football in the anti-Mormon nat'l politics of the 19th c. Read more from @BetterDays2020…

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In 1896, 45% of the men in California voted to give women the ballot. It took 15 more years before enough men were persuaded - 51.7% of them, precisely. In 1911 California became only the sixth state to enfranchise women. #StateoftheWeek But wait,…

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North Dakota is #StateoftheWeek! I took the quiz 👇and learned that ND was the 1st to elect a woman to statewide office. 👏 Find out more about women’s suffrage history in North Dakota! Test your knowledge with this state quiz!…

-10- Daily Suffragist on Twitter- -My -StateoftheWeek feature is a history of sisyphean effort- From 1867-1918- women lobbied male voters in 56 state referenda- most of them fruitless- The 1st was -Kansas- a disast.png
My #StateoftheWeek feature is a history of sisyphean effort. From 1867-1918, women lobbied male voters in 56 state referenda, most of them fruitless. The 1st was #Kansas, a disaster that pitted white women against black men. Neither won. Women didn't…

Daily Suffragist on Twitter- -TODAY is the last day to register to vote in Virginia for Nov 5- https---t-co-oITHqSc59y If just 4 state legislative seats flip- VA will be the 38th state to ratify the ERA- That would pay an old debt- VA didn.png
TODAY is the last day to register to vote in Virginia for Nov 5. If just 4 state legislative seats flip, VA will be the 38th state to ratify the ERA. That would pay an old debt: VA didn’t ratify the 19th Amendment until 1952. #StateoftheWeek…

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Susan B toured Idaho in the 1880s - on horseback, people! - and western states crusader Abigail Scott Duniway was invited to the speak at the state's founding convention in 1889. Still, it took until 1896, 7 yrs after statehood, for ID to become 4th…

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Washington becomes a separate territory from Oregon in 1853. At the first meeting of its independent legislature, a man named Arthur Denny proposes “to allow all white females over the age of 18 years to vote.” The bill fails 9-8. #StateOfTheWeek…
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