The Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States is a freely accessible, searchable online database with crowdsourced biographical sketches of grassroots woman suffrage activists coordinated by Thomas Dublin and published by Alexander Street Press. Its URL is https://documents.alexanderstreet.com/VOTESforWOMEN. It has just been updated and now includes about 2,600 biographical sketches of black women suffragists, supporters of the National Woman's Party, and activists
Friends of New Jersey History:
The 2020 NJ History Conference, Battles for the Ballot: New Jersey Voting Rights, Then and Now, will now be held virtually on Friday, November 13, 2020. This decision was made in consideration of the outlook for large scale, indoor events this fall and to ensure the safety and comfort of attendees.
2020 New Jersey History Conference
Battles for the Ballot: New Jersey Voting Rights, Then and Now
August 2020 marks the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote.
In celebration of that milestone, Attorney Sharon M. Hallanan, an active member of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation's Speakers Bureau, will present "Talking About the 19th Amendment" at the Woodbridge Main Library on Thursday, February 27, 2020 @ 7:30 PM.
Here's a list of people we've identified so far in the iconic photo of Kentucky Governor Edwin P. Morrow signing the Kentucky legislature's ratification of the 19th Amendment passed on June 6, 1920. Library of Congress, Lot 5543, https://www.loc.gov/item/97510716/. Suggestions for corrections to our guesses are heartily welcomed.
Doraine Bailey has been hot on the trail of mystery to find out who the people are in the above mentioned photograph with Governor Morrow - and she encouraged Dr. Melanie Goan to request the Library of Congress (LOC) to send out a photo of the notes on the back of the photo - as mentioned in the LOC notes for the archived item. An intern for Dr. Goan transcribed the handwritten notes as follows:
Call for Papers
Special issue of Southern Cultures: The Women’s Issue
Even though the Kentucky Equal Rights Association had organized the largest suffrage parade ever in the state on May 6, 1916, and they had a glittering array of women lobbyists at the Democratic State Convention held in Lexington May 24th, the Democratic Party of Kentucky still refused to endorse a woman suffrage plank.