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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“Defeat first…victory by and by.” -Thomas Wentworth Higginson
by April Young Bennett on December 15, 2018 at 3:56 pm
Happy birthday to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, one of many great male feminists from history, born December 22, 1823. Thomas Wentworth Higginson is one of the suffragists featured in the first Ask a Suffragist book,... […]
Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s History-Making Race Around the World
by April Young Bennett on December 12, 2018 at 3:18 pm
Eighty Days follows an 1889 race around the globe by two groundbreaking female reporters, Nellie Bly with the World, who traveled East from New York by steamship, and Elizabeth Bisland with Cosmopolitan, who traveled... […]
Colorado ratified the Nineteenth Amendment on December 15, 1919.
by April Young Bennett on December 8, 2018 at 3:39 pm
Colorado ratified the Nineteenth Amendment on December 15, 1919. To learn about when other states ratified the Nineteenth Amendment, see When did your state ratify the Nineteenth Amendment? To learn when American women across... […]
“Wherever there is a human being, I see God-given rights inherent in that being, whatever may be the sex or complexion.” –William Lloyd Garrison, 1853
by April Young Bennett on December 5, 2018 at 2:19 pm
“I have been derisively called a ‘Woman Rights Man.’ I know no such distinction. I claim to be a Human Rights Man; and wherever there is a human being, I see God-given rights inherent... […]
“I have faith…in the principles of right, of justice and humanity.” -Ernestine Rose, 1861
by April Young Bennett on December 5, 2018 at 12:55 am
“If I have no faith in your religion, I have faith; unbounded, unshaken faith; in the principles of right, of justice and humanity. Whatever good you are willing to do for the sake of... […]