The Burning of Pennsylvania Hall
Courtesy Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College (item no. A0005355)
Kim Glovas
August 10, 2020 - 5:00 am
Pennsylvania Hall, created as a safe venue for abolitionists, was burned to the ground in 1838, three days after it was opened. Hostile anti-abolitionists, who also disapproved of women voting, represented a turning point in the City of Brotherly Love — but suffragists did not give up their fight...
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Anti-suffrage float
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KYW Staff
August 07, 2020 - 5:00 am
Suffragists’ tenacious efforts to secure voting rights for women, fight for equality, and redefine gender roles are celebrated today, but at the time, calls for such reforms were considered radical, and the overarching issue polarized Americans. Read more here.
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Carrie Burnham Kilgore
University Archives, University of Pennsylvania
Kim Glovas
August 06, 2020 - 5:00 am
Although consistently denied time and again, Carrie Burnham Kilgore relentlessly fought for women’s rights, well before the suffrage movement culminated in the passing of the 19th Amendment. As the first female graduate of Penn Law in the 1880s, she was instrumental in cracking open the door for...
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“Women At the Polls in New Jersey in the Good Old Times”
Courtesy of Ann Lewis to the Museum of the American Revolution
Kristen Johanson
August 05, 2020 - 5:00 am
Before the peak of the women’s suffrage movement and the passing of the 19th Amendment in the early 1900s, New Jersey had already granted some women the right to vote in the late 1700s. The little-known, brief law in the Garden State marks the foundation for what would become a greater fight for...
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National Council of Women of the United States, 1895
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Cherri Gregg
August 04, 2020 - 5:00 am
The women’s suffrage movement culminated in 1920, when white women won the right to vote. However, the movement’s efforts date back decades beforehand, which were rooted deeply in abolition. As time went on, racial tension after the Civil War divided the women’s rights movement away from its...
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Michael "Ozzie" Myers
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Pat Loeb
July 23, 2020 - 12:11 pm
A former Philadelphia congressman, who was a figure in the 1980s Abscam scandal, has been indicted for a second time, this time for election fraud. Read more here.
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New Jersey Primary
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July 08, 2020 - 1:07 pm
Now that the deadline for the primary election has passed, assuming there aren't any late-night mail collections, the waiting begins. Don't expect a full slate of results for about a week in the Garden State, but there are a few races we already know. Read more here.
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Capitol building Harrisburg
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Tony Romeo
June 10, 2020 - 5:00 pm
The state Senate has now sent the House legislation that proposes to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to limit the governor’s disaster powers and to prohibit racial and ethnic discrimination. Read more here.
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Voters cast ballots in primary elections on June 2, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Jim Melwert
June 09, 2020 - 3:50 pm
As officials continue counting some ballots from last week’s primary election, more results are trickling in. Read more here.
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9th February 1913: A banner advertising a talk on the Women's Suffrage Movement by Jane Addams and others at Carnegie Hall in New York.
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Hadas Kuznits
June 04, 2020 - 6:00 pm
June 4, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of Congress passing the 19th Amendment — an important milestone in the long history of the fight for equity in America. Read more here.
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