The Ask a Suffragist book series channels the stories and wisdom of first wave feminists to inform modern activists as we continue to fight the patriarchy. The first book in the series, America’s First Feminists, was launched in Spring 2019.
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- “I have worked for freedom.” -Sarah Winnemucca, 1885 #IndigenousPeoplesDayby April Young Bennett on October 8, 2021 at 2:06 pm
“I have not contended for Democrat, Republican, Protestant or Baptist for an agent; I have worked for freedom. I have labored to give my race a voice in the affairs of the nation.” -Sarah...
- “I would have girls regard themselves not as adjectives but nouns, not mere appendages made to qualify somebody else.” -Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1880. Happy International #DayOfTheGirlby April Young Bennett on October 5, 2021 at 4:34 pm
“I would have girls regard themselves not as adjectives but nouns, not mere appendages made to qualify somebody else, but independent, responsible workers in carrying forward the grand eternal plans in the redemption of...
- California women won the right to vote, doubling the nation’s female voters, on October 10, 1911.by April Young Bennett on October 4, 2021 at 3:44 pm
California women’s strategy of organizing in rural counties, where opposition was less organized, paid off for California women when rural counties carried the vote for women’s suffrage in 1911. When California women won the...
- “The fact that somebody is displeased is no evidence that we are wrong.” —Mary Ann Shadd, 1854by April Young Bennett on October 3, 2021 at 3:04 pm
“The fact that somebody is displeased is no evidence that we are wrong.” —Mary Ann Shadd, 1854 Mary Ann Shadd Cary was the first black woman in North America to edit a newspaper and...
- Utah ratified the 19th Amendment on October 3, 1919.by April Young Bennett on September 23, 2021 at 2:00 pm
Utah ratified the 19th Amendment on October 3, 1919.