Monday, March 10, 2008

Women's History in Focus

March is Women's History Month and considering the election year we find ourselves in, I thought it would be interesting to look at the short history of women's voting.

Let's start by listening to Profile America's "Women Voting" by the U.S. Census Bureau. (Click the BACK button when you're done listening)

Next, let's read what women 100 years ago were saying about their desire to vote. Read: "Eminent Opinions on Woman Suffrage," (San Francisco Call, July 4, 1909, pages 5 & 6). In this Independence Day Magazine section entitled "Woman and the Ballot Number,"multiple opinion pieces by prominent California advocates for woman's right to vote were published....Read more about it at the Library of Congress.

Finally, we have "Eighty-Sixth Birthday. Celebration of Woman Suffragists in Honor of Miss Anthony," from the Mount Vernon Signal (Mt. Vernon, KY) March 6, 1906 which reported on events held in Washington, DC, on the occasion of the eighty-sixth birthday of Susan B. Anthony, noted suffragist and reformer....Read more about it!

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