Rose Schneiderman, Clara Lemlich, and Leonora O’Reilly are not household names like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, but these working-class suffragists were indispensable to winning women’s right to vote in New York state in 1917.
- August 26, 2020One hundred years ago this month, the 19th Amendment was ratified. But American women’s battle for the ballot and representation in government began long before that day in August — and continues, even to this day.
- August 25, 2020
Black women were left in the wilderness for nearly half a century, as White women claimed a suffrage victory and largely abandoned the fight.