00 Years Ago: "Suffragists Plead and Fight for Ballot," New-York Tribune, Feb. 25, 1909

100 Years Ago: "Suffragists Plead and Fight for Ballot," New-York Tribune, Feb. 25, 1909



In side-by-side articles, in 1909, the New-York Tribune (New York, NY) described activities around the debate over women’s voting rights in both Albany, NY, and London, England. In "Women Invade Albany," the writer described a hearing held in the state capital on a proposal to amend the state constitution to remove the word "male," with both advocates and anti-suffragettes in attendance. The London article, entitled "Militants in Prison," described suffragettes marching on the British House of Commons and subsequent arrests, including one woman’s statement that "We value neither our liberty nor our lives unless the women of this country get a vote"…. Read more about it!



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