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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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Inez Milholland graduated from @Vassar in 1909. She applied to law school, but @Harvard_Law @ColumbiaLaw @UniofOxford @Cambridge_Uni refused her. She was accepted @nyulaw, which began admitting women in 1890. (By the time the others admitted women,…

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Kvelling: my son's 5th grade presentation on garment workers, WTUL, #TriangleFire. I gave him @AnneliseOrleck1 & Barbara Wertheimer, but hadn't seen his final paper. He was awesome. Crying: his classmate presented on the Brooklyn Bridge without…

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I’ve told the story of the WTUL/Wage Earners’ League suffragists at length because it resonates so loudly today. Two camps that should have been allies dismissed one another instead of collaborating, squandering opportunities for power. 🧵💪 (Photo…

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Activism needs resources. Wealthier women provided funding that working class suffragists needed: to print leaflets & posters, rent meeting halls, and most of all to pay salaries so activists could quit their factory jobs & organize…

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“The manufacturer has a vote; the bosses have votes; the foremen have votes, the inspectors have votes. The working girl has no vote.” - Clara Lemlich, 1912 White working women became suffragists in large numbers when they heard working women…

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Work. Throughout the 19th century, even suffragists saw paid work as something poor women _had_ to do, not something women would _want_ to do. Most of the movement’s full-time activists (both white and Black) had family money or a husband who…

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Why do some tragedies generate change and others don’t? 109 years ago today the Triangle Shirtwaist fire killed 146 people - mostly Jewish & Italian immigrant women. The fire was key to winning labor & safety laws. The political power women…

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Leonora O’Reilly had a hand in umpteen important organizations of the Progressive Era. She was a founder of the Consumers League, the Women’s Trade Union League, and the NAACP, to name a few. “Leonora O’Reilly attracted people like a magnet.” -…

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Every day is a good day to pay tribute to nurses, esp now. Lavinia Dock helped professionalize nursing before devoting the second half of her life to suffrage. She began her career alongside Clara Barton, then spent 20 yrs as a settlement house…

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