NAWSA and the National Woman’s Party brought the Nineteenth Amendment home for women in 1920. Let’s hope those Iron Jawed Angels are looking down on us tonight and smiling.
The suffragists sentenced to 60 day prison terms for obstructing traffic [read: annoying the crap out of Woodrow Wilson] faced horrifying conditions in prison. After finding one too many bugs… Read more 1917 – The Night of Terror →
Alice Paul stands with Margaret Sanger, Ella Baker, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer as one serious bad ass. She pushed the suffrage movement onto the federal agenda by applying… Read more Alice Paul, Bad Ass →
One hundred years ago the people of Montana elected the first woman to serve in the US House of Representatives. When they elected Jeannette Rankin in 1916 most women in… Read more Women Have Waited Long Enough →
The National Woman’s Party (originally the Congressional Union) arrived on the suffrage scene in 1916 as NAWSA’s hip younger sister. Its founders, Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, pushed NAWSA’s boundaries… Read more We Want the Vote Now, Damn It! →
As a women’s historian, what I am about to say might get me kicked out of the profession: NAWSA is the most important women’s suffrage association in American history, but… Read more The Women Who Brought You the Vote →