Let's dance during Women's History Month by following suffrage centennials

Countdown to the 2020 national suffrage centennial in the United States!

New York’s gearing up for its 2017 suffrage centennial in 2015! Celebrate Women’s History Month!

VIDEO: 2015 is New York State’s suffrage centennial year! on Vimeo.

The stirrings in New York State to plan for the celebration of its 2017 suffrage centennial coincides with a recognition that 100 years ago the state was alive and cooking with organizing on the state level. The 1915 Votes for Women referendum didn’t result in a state victory for New York, but the groundwork was laid for 1917 when New York became a suffrage state. In 1915 three other states conducted spirited referendum campaigns: New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts. More to come on the 1915 referendum campaigns.

The New York State Council for the Humanities will hold a grants and programs workshop on March 11, 2015, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at VENUE Cultural Education Center (First floor Members Lounge) to discuss program and grants opportunities for the 2017 state suffrage centennial. The event is cosponsored by the Greater Hudson Heritage Network and the New York State Archives. On March 9, 2015 the New York Council on the Humanities will have a presence on Lobbying Day at the NYS Legislature with a “Suffrage Soapbox” with speeches by W.E.B. DuBois, Alva Vanderbilt Belmont, and Leonora O’Reilly. Volunteers are being solicited to play these parts.

The City of New York has staff in place that has initiated 2017 suffrage centennial planning. There’s a project underway to establish a statue in Central Park honoring Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. And the New York State Cultural Heritage Tourism Network is working on a web platform to promote the 2017 suffrage celebration. NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo mentioned the state’s rich suffrage history in his 2015 inaugural speech.

imagesFollow SuffrageCentennials.com on Facebook page, Twitter, email subscription, and the Quarterly Newsletter. Sign up for email on this web page. Stay up to date with postings, audio podcasts, and videos. Plan for your suffrage centennial event.

Learn More

Suffrage Centennials stand on the shoulders of The National Women’s History Project

The National Women’s History Project celebrates its 35th birthday! on Vimeo.

Scratch the surface of women’s history in the United States and you’ll discover the National Women’s History Project. If you’re planning an event for your school or organization, it’s likely that the National Women’s History Project has books, posters, or other resources available for you at its online store.

No one can speak about women’s history without finding their journey leading to the Santa Rosa, California organization started by women’s history activists Molly Murphy MacGregor, Mary Ruthsdotter, Maria Cuevas, Paula Hammett, and Bette Morgan. They led a coalition that successfully lobbied the U.S. Congress to designate March as Women’s History Month. The NWHP is known throughout the nation as a clearinghouse that provides essential information and training in multicultural women’s history for educators, community organizations, parents or anyone interested in expanding their understanding of women contributions to U.S. history.

On March 28, 2015 the National Women’s History Project will celebrate its 35th anniversary at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles, CA from 2 to 5 p.m. The program will recognize the women’s history honorees in attendance that include Darlene Clark Hine, Polly Welts Kaufman, Holly Near, Vicki Ruiz, Lynn Sherr, and Judy Yung. The $75 tickets are available through the National Women’s History Project web site. Special rates for out-of-town guests are available at the Los Angeles/North Glendale Hilton, 100 West Glenoaks Boulevard, Glendale, CA 91202 (818)956-5466.

imagesFollow SuffrageCentennials.com on Facebook page, Twitter, email subscription, and the Quarterly Newsletter. Sign up for email on this web page. Stay up to date with postings, audio podcasts, and videos. Plan for your suffrage centennial event.

Learn More

Special coverage during March, Women’s History Month!

March is Women’s History Month on Vimeo.
imagesFollow SuffrageCentennials.com on Facebook page, Twitter, email subscription, and the Quarterly Newsletter. Sign up for email on this web page. Stay up to date with postings, audio podcasts, and videos. Plan for your suffrage centennial event.

Learn More

Joan of Arc: Important suffrage movement icon now has her own museum

Joan of Arc has her own museum

A large Joan of Arc Museum in Rouen, France spread over five levels with ten exhibition spaces is due to open in March 2015. Her fifteenth century trial is one focus, as well as the considerable controversies that have arisen over Joan throughout the centuries. The annual attendance is expected to be between 100,000 and 150,000 visitors.

Joan of Arc represents many things to many people, including the suffrage movement in England and the United States. Joan’s association with the suffrage movement comes close to home. This association is laid out in vivid detail in an excellent article by Kathleen Kelly, a performer and writer who has made Joan of Arc her life’s work. We’ll be hearing more about Inez Milholland, the U.S. suffrage martyr.

VIDEO ABOUT SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL OBSERVANCE of Inez Milholland’s death in 2016.When Milholland led suffrage parades in Washington, DC and New York City, she evoked the Joan of Arc association.

Noted Kelly: “When New York suffragist Inez Milholland, for example, led the women’s March for the Vote in Washington, DC in March 1913, clad all in white and astride a white horse, she didn’t overtly claim to be impersonating Joan of Arc. The electrifying figure she presented was called ‘the Herald’ or simply ‘the Woman on a Horse,’ an evocation of women in the West who already had the vote or a nod to the moral purity of American temperance leaders who frequently dressed in white. But everyone knew who she really was.”

INEZ MILHOLLAND RESOURCES: An observance of the centennial of Milholland’s death is being planned for 2016. Book Remembering Inez, now available. Videos and related information about Milholland.

imagesFollow SuffrageCentennials.com on Facebook page, Twitter, email subscription, and the Quarterly Newsletter. Sign up for email on this web page. Stay up to date with postings, audio podcasts, and videos. Plan for your suffrage centennial event.

Learn More

Have a blast at Susan B. Anthony’s 195th birthday party! Videos and more.

VIDEO: Support Suffrage-Friendly News & Information Blogs  on Vimeo.

February 15th is Susan B. Anthony’s 195th birthday. The Susan B. Anthony Day on February 15th is observed in New York, California, Florida, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Visit Anthony’s home in Rochester, New York. Or go there vicariously online. Either way you can have a blast at Susan B. Anthony’s 195th birthday party. Lynn Sheer is the keynote speaker at the annual birthday fundraiser for the Susan B. Anthony Museum & House at 17 Madison in Rochester, New York in an event that attracts hundreds of people, some years as many as 700 or more.

Our scout, Kenneth C. Clark, has been on the Susan B. Anthony trail where he photographed the outside of the Ontario County Courthouse in Canandaigua, NY, the location of Susan B. Anthony’s 1873 trial for illegal voting. Ontario County CourthouseTravelers on their way to Rochester often find the detour to the courthouse worth their time. VIDEO about Susan’s trial and the courthouse. Support suffrage centennials and celebrations.

And now for the celebration. VIDEO wishing Susan a happy 195th birthday. VIDEO: Another party goer adds best wishes for everyone celebrating Susan’s birthday. VIDEO: “Susan B. Anthony: The first militant suffragist” features a reading about Anthony in the book by Doris Stevens, “Jailed for Freedom.”

OTHER RESOURCES: Suffrage memorabilia scholar Kenneth Florey writes about Susan B. Anthony medal. Article about Susan B. Anthony and little-known facts about her.

imagesSuffrageCentennials.com has a Facebook page, in addition to Twitter, email subscription, and a Quarterly Newsletter. Sign up for email on this web page. Stay up to date with postings, audio podcasts, and videos. Plan for your suffrage centennial event.

Learn More