Saturday, November 05, 2016

Women's Suffrage: circa 1880 in Dakota

"The first national suffrage organizations were established in 1869 when two competing organizations were formed, one led by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the other by Lucy Stone. After years of rivalry, they merged in 1890 as the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) with Anthony as its leading force." SOURCE:

IMAGE: Screen shot with image of Matilda Joslyn Gage
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In this ongoing series about women's suffrage, I've discovered my friend JD Thomas quotes Matilda Joslyn Gage, owner and editor of the monthly publication The National Citizen and Ballot Box:
"These letters are warm from the heart, but they tell tales of injustice and wrong that chill the reader’s blood. They show a growing tendency among women to right their own wrongs, as women have ofttimes in ages before chosen their own ways to do." SOURCE:
IMAGE: Dakota Territory 1861 with subsequent amendments indicated.
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"I wish I could be present at your meeting but cannot. I believe that right and justice demand that women should have a voice in the formation of law, and my desire is for such a result." —Rachel Ross Austin, Vermillion.

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