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20 years ago, @KenBurns made a film about ElizCadyStanton & Susan B Anthony. I think they're the only women he's ever covered. 😉 It's on Amazon Prime + bits below - seeing the film clips is a thrill. On the PBS site don't miss "Convo w/Paul…

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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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In the Presidential election of 1872, Ulysses S Grant was challenged by Horace Greeley. Grant was corrupt and incompetent, and Greeley opposed suffrage. Women voters didn’t have much of a choice - which was appropriate, since there weren’t any women…

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The 19th c. suffrage movement split resulted from a painful failure. AERA fought to have “sex” included in the 15th Amendment, which barred states from discrimination in voting on the basis of “race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” They…

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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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We know Seneca Falls had a mixed-sex audience, which was still rare. Susan B Anthony wasn't there: she didn’t join the movement until a few years later. Frederick Douglass was the most famous person in attendance, and played a pivotal role. Stay…

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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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Women got the chance to learn typesetting when owners needed scabs. Augusta Lewis realized we'd do better unionized, and in 1868 she created Women's Typographical Union 1. It met @ the office of Susan B Anthony's newspaper Revolution. #Suffrage100…
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