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, will be launched in Spring 2019.
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Pioneer Work in Opening the Medical Profession to Women by Elizabeth Blackwell
by April Young Bennett on November 15, 2018 at 3:36 pm
Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell’s memoir, Pioneer Work in Opening the Medical Profession to Women, describes in delicious detail her adventures and misadventures as she sought to become the first American women to be admitted to... […]
Washington Territory gave women the right to vote on Nov. 23, 1883.
by April Young Bennett on November 14, 2018 at 4:07 pm
Washington territory was the third territory to enfranchise women, before any state had done so, on November 23, 1883. Unfortunately, the courts invalidated Washington’s suffrage law in 1887. The Washington Territorial Legislature quickly passed... […]
“We shall not be in our prime before fifty.” -Elizabeth Cady Stanton
by April Young Bennett on November 8, 2018 at 3:20 pm
“We shall not be in our prime before fifty, and after that we shall be good for twenty years at least,” Elizabeth Cady Stanton told Susan B. Anthony in 1857. She was 41... […]
The ballot means bread, education, and so much more. #Vote
by April Young Bennett on November 3, 2018 at 2:13 pm
“Resolved, that the ballot, alike unto the woman and the negro, means bread, education, intelligence, self-protection, self-reliance and self-respect.” -American Equal Rights Association (AERA), New York City Convention, Dec. 7, 1866 That’s what... […]
Harriot Hunt, pioneer for American women in the field of medicine, was born on November 9, 1805.
by April Young Bennett on November 2, 2018 at 2:08 pm
Harriot Kezia Hunt, a homeopathic doctor, campaigned for women’s suffrage and for women to be admitted to medical schools. Harriot applied multiple times unsuccessfully to attend Harvard Medical School, starting in 1847. Harvard Medical... […]