Suffrage Hikes

Suffrage Hikes

DidYouKnow women (and men!) hiked around the east coast in support of women’s suffrage? Two major “Suffrage Hikes” brought attention to the campaign: the 1912 hike from Manhattan to Albany, NY and the 1913 hike from Manhattan to Washington, DC. (Photo: Suffrage hikers on way to Washington, 1913. Library of Congress.) #VotesForWomen

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July the 4th

July the 4th

Happy 4th of July! For over 200 years, America’s women have toiled, protested, lobbied, advocated, and fought for many of the freedoms that we enjoy today. (Photo: New York City Suffrage Parade, 1912. Library of Congress)

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Nellie Bly

Pioneering investigative journalist Nellie Bly was born today in 1864! In 1887, she had herself committed to a mental institution for an expose about the unsafe conditions in asylums.

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