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What's a Rochester suffragist from Susan B Anthony's day doing on a racist anti-suffrage leaflet in Virginia circa 1920? Read on . . . Julie O’Connor @AlbanyMuskrat recently called my attention to Hester Jeffrey, a prominent African American…

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One of the myths of the suffrage story is that nothing radical or confrontational happened before 1913. Not so. On July 4, 1876, at the national Centennial celebration in Philadelphia, suffragists stormed the stage. Thread. They had asked for a place…

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"One reason why so little has been done by Congress is because none of us has remained here to watch our employees up at the Capitol. Nobody ever gets anything done by Congress or by a State Legislature except by having some one on hand to look out…

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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 -…

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Doldrums: a state or period of inactivity, stagnation, or depression. Or, the women’s suffrage movement at the turn of the 20th century. Of course, it didn’t feel that way at the time. 🧵 By the end of the 19th century, the movement had unified into…

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One of the hardships of suffragists’ life on the road? Lousy food. This @NPRFood piece focused on Susan B, though it would apply to any of the 100s of women who traveled 1000s of miles, year after year, to talk to men about why we were citizens. 

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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…

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When Susan B Anthony was born in 1820, life expectancy for men was 41 yrs. Life expectancy for women was zero. Nothing beyond domestic or menial labor was expected of us. We were to have no public life at all. No serious education, no skilled…

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Susan B Anthony was a lesbian. There’s solid evidence of her romantic relationships with women, and contrary evidence doesn’t exist. You didn’t know? Me neither. 🙁Patriarchy is very, very powerful. But in 1946 another dyke came along and brought…

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Today’s “March for Life” takes the 19th Amdt as its theme. The anti-abortion movement regularly invokes Susan B Anthony, ElizCadyStanton & Alice Paul. Suffragists indeed inspire people of varied opinions - but anti-abortion groups are lying about…
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