What’s a suffrage centennial without a pot of hot tea?

The suffrage movement activists relied on tea parties and receptions to build their movement, both in the US, England and other parts of the world. With this in mind, it’s fascinating to find a tea company in India building a mass social movement using tea advertising and worthy causes. And women voters are the target audience. With ongoing ¬†suffrage centennials in two states (Montana and Nevada), the urge to plan an upcoming state centennial for New York in 2017 and the national suffrage centennial in 2020, it’s only common sense to start planning now.

Tea parties and receptions are perfect for suffrage celebrations in your own home and community. Ken Florey has a two-part series on the importance of tea parties and receptions in the suffrage movement. Take a look: Part #1. Part #2. Did you know that suffrage leader Alice Paul had a teahouse, the Grated Door, in Washington, DC.? Watch a video about picketing the White House and the importance of taking time at the Grated Door to unwind. Why all the focus on tea? Teas are still important fundraisers for women’s organizations and those organizations promoting women’s history today. And the internet has vintage cookbooks from the suffrage movement that are fascinating to use for reference. Join others who are gearing up to rock the “Cradle” of the U.S. women’s rights movement on LetsRockTheCradle.com¬†