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Maud Nathan, 1913, cropped

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Maud Nathan at the International Woman Suffrage Congress, Budapest, 1913.
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Maud Nathan at the International Woman Suffrage Congress, Budapest, 1913.

Courtesy of the New York Public Library.

Maud Nathan, cropped

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Maud Nathan at the International Woman Suffrage Congress, Budapest, 1913.
Courtesy of the New York Public Library.
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Maud Nathan at the International Woman Suffrage Congress, Budapest, 1913.

Courtesy of the New York Public Library.

Icons for the New Year: Maud Nathan

In Maud Nathan’s second life as an activist, she became president of the New York Consumers League, vice president of the Woman’s Municipal League of New York, and chair of the industrial committee of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. Her husband, once her companion at parties and fundraisers, began marching beside her at suffrage parades.

This Women’s Equality Day, Let’s Celebrate the Women Who Got Us Here

As we approach yet another election year, American voters may be drawing nearer to an enormous landmark: electing a woman president. With Hillary Rodham Clinton polling as the top Democratic contender, it’s never felt more possible.

Taxation Postcard from the Ann Lewis Collection

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A taxation postcard from the Ann Lewis Collection. The postcard reads "Think It Over. An ounce of persuasion precedes a pound of coercion. The Declaration of Independence was the direct result of taxation without representation. Either exempt WOMAN from taxation or grant her the right of Equal Suffrage. "What is sauce for the GANDER is sauce for the Goose.""

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A taxation postcard from the Ann Lewis Collection. The postcard reads "Think It Over. An ounce of persuasion precedes a pound of coercion. The Declaration of Independence was the direct result of taxation without representation. Either exempt WOMAN from taxation or grant her the right of Equal Suffrage. "What is sauce for the GANDER is sauce for the Goose.""

"Votes for Women" Parrot Pin from the Ann Lewis Collection

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A "Votes for Women" parrot pin from the Ann Lewis Collection.

A "Votes for Women" parrot pin from the Ann Lewis Collection.

Ann Lewis

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Ann Lewis.

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Ann Lewis.

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An Anti-Suffrage Button from the Ann Lewis Collection

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An anti-suffrage button from the Ann Lewis Collection. The button reads "Vote no on women's suffrage."

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An anti-suffrage button from the Ann Lewis Collection. The button reads "Vote no on women's suffrage."

Judith Rosenbaum on Freedom Summer Letters

This Week in History: On August 12, 1964, Freedom Summer volunteers Ellen, Bonnie, Heather and Sylvie wrote letters home describing their mixed hope and anxiety as their civil rights efforts in Mississippi were met with violent opposition. Judith Rosenbaum describes the profound, lifelong effect that summer had on the volunteers.
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This Week in History: On August 12, 1964, Freedom Summer volunteers Ellen, Bonnie, Heather and Sylvie wrote letters home describing their mixed hope and anxiety as their civil rights efforts in Mississippi were met with violent opposition. Judith Rosenbaum describes the profound, lifelong effect that summer had on the volunteers.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Voting Rights." (Viewed on April 29, 2016) <http://jwa.org/topics/voting-rights>.

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