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By LINDA R. MONK | August 25, 1995
Alexandria, Virginia. -- "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.'' Thousands of women and men are gathering in Washington this weekend to celebrate the 75th anniversary of these words -- the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.The fight for women's suffrage in America began as part of the abolitionist movement. Women organized petition drives (their only political voice) and lectured against slavery; numerous abolitionist leaders were women.
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By Ellen Goodman | August 29, 2005
BOSTON - And now let us pause to celebrate Aug. 26, the anniversary of women's suffrage. It's been 85 years since Harry Burn, a young Tennessee legislator, followed the advice of his mom and cast the deciding vote ratifying the 19th Amendment. Since 1920, we've not only had decades of progress, we've had generations of adversaries trying to force women's rights out the window. In this spirit, our one-woman committee met again this year to dispense prizes to those who labored mightily throughout the past year to set back the cause of women.
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December 8, 1998
Be a 4Kids DetectiveWhen you know the answers to these questions, go to http://www.4Kids.org/detectives/1. Who was elected president of Nicaragua in 1997?2. What emotion does Eakins' "Salutat" communicate? (Go thttp://cgi.pbs.org/ ringsofpassion/ for the answer.)3. What was the goal of the women's suffrage movement?Super, Natural NicaraguaA land of mountains, volcanoes, beaches and jungle, Nicaraguis a Central American oasis of beauty. At Experience Nicaragua, you'll discover the magic of the country and meet the friendly people who live here.
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By Ellen Goodman | August 15, 2002
BOSTON -- Every year we celebrate Aug. 26, the anniversary of women's suffrage, in our time-honored tradition. Our one-woman jury assembles to dispense the Equal Rites Awards, those coveted prizes given to people who labored mightily over the last 12 months to set back the cause of women. What a year it's been since last we met. In Afghanistan, women have begun shedding burqas and showing their faces. In America, women are injecting Botox and freezing their faces. In corporate life, the women of Enron, etc., make it seem as if whistle-blowing is in the female DNA. In the CEO's office, Martha Stewart is making a mess of her Living.
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By Ellen Goodman | August 15, 2002
BOSTON -- Every year we celebrate Aug. 26, the anniversary of women's suffrage, in our time-honored tradition. Our one-woman jury assembles to dispense the Equal Rites Awards, those coveted prizes given to people who labored mightily over the last 12 months to set back the cause of women. What a year it's been since last we met. In Afghanistan, women have begun shedding burqas and showing their faces. In America, women are injecting Botox and freezing their faces. In corporate life, the women of Enron, etc., make it seem as if whistle-blowing is in the female DNA. In the CEO's office, Martha Stewart is making a mess of her Living.
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By C. Fraser Smith and C. Fraser Smith,SUN STAFF | August 22, 1996
To celebrate the 76th anniversary of women's suffrage -- and to promote the re-election of Bill Clinton -- two Maryland Democratic organizations announced a campaign yesterday to win the support of 184,000 Maryland women who dropped out of the voting process between 1992 and 1994.The tone of the national political debate sent women away in disgust, according to U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, the Maryland Democrat, who spoke at a news conference announcing the campaign yesterday at the Rotunda in Baltimore.
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By Susan Rapp and Susan Rapp,Village Reading Center | March 19, 2000
Less than a century ago, there was opposition to women's suffrage, and women in the workplace were highly criticized. During the 20th century, women have made great strides, often in the face of frustration and adversity. In March, we celebrate Women's History Month to honor the courage, commitment and camaraderie of women from all eras who have a made a difference. The National Women's History Project is the nonprofit group responsible for the declaration of March as Women's History Month.
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By Ellen Goodman | August 29, 2005
BOSTON - And now let us pause to celebrate Aug. 26, the anniversary of women's suffrage. It's been 85 years since Harry Burn, a young Tennessee legislator, followed the advice of his mom and cast the deciding vote ratifying the 19th Amendment. Since 1920, we've not only had decades of progress, we've had generations of adversaries trying to force women's rights out the window. In this spirit, our one-woman committee met again this year to dispense prizes to those who labored mightily throughout the past year to set back the cause of women.
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By Ellen Goodman | August 25, 2000
BOSTON -- Each year, as Aug. 26, the anniversary of the passage of women's suffrage, approaches, I pay my own special homage to our foremothers. I gather together a one-woman jury to dispense Equal Rites Awards to those who have labored the hardest over the last year to set back the cause of women's equality. This millennial year, we approach our task in a special spirit. It's exactly 80 years since women won the right to vote. Women voters are being wooed more than ever but the political glass ceiling still appears to be shatterproof.
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By Ellen Goodman | June 19, 2000
NEW YORK--The good news is that there wasn't much bad news. The brakes were kept on the backsliders. The leash was yanked on the backtrackers. Even the backlash was kept in its holster. The United Nations conference for women brought 4,500 delegates and grass-roots organizers here for a five-year checkup on the Platform for Action approved at the global meeting for women in Beijing in 1995. It was a 150-page plan that covered issues from violence to economic development. This time, at a meeting bearing the mundane name "Beijing Plus Five," there was fear that the plan would be watered down.
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By Ellen Goodman | August 25, 2000
BOSTON -- Each year, as Aug. 26, the anniversary of the passage of women's suffrage, approaches, I pay my own special homage to our foremothers. I gather together a one-woman jury to dispense Equal Rites Awards to those who have labored the hardest over the last year to set back the cause of women's equality. This millennial year, we approach our task in a special spirit. It's exactly 80 years since women won the right to vote. Women voters are being wooed more than ever but the political glass ceiling still appears to be shatterproof.
NEWS
By Ellen Goodman | June 19, 2000
NEW YORK--The good news is that there wasn't much bad news. The brakes were kept on the backsliders. The leash was yanked on the backtrackers. Even the backlash was kept in its holster. The United Nations conference for women brought 4,500 delegates and grass-roots organizers here for a five-year checkup on the Platform for Action approved at the global meeting for women in Beijing in 1995. It was a 150-page plan that covered issues from violence to economic development. This time, at a meeting bearing the mundane name "Beijing Plus Five," there was fear that the plan would be watered down.
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By Susan Rapp and Susan Rapp,Village Reading Center | March 19, 2000
Less than a century ago, there was opposition to women's suffrage, and women in the workplace were highly criticized. During the 20th century, women have made great strides, often in the face of frustration and adversity. In March, we celebrate Women's History Month to honor the courage, commitment and camaraderie of women from all eras who have a made a difference. The National Women's History Project is the nonprofit group responsible for the declaration of March as Women's History Month.
FEATURES
December 8, 1998
Be a 4Kids DetectiveWhen you know the answers to these questions, go to http://www.4Kids.org/detectives/1. Who was elected president of Nicaragua in 1997?2. What emotion does Eakins' "Salutat" communicate? (Go thttp://cgi.pbs.org/ ringsofpassion/ for the answer.)3. What was the goal of the women's suffrage movement?Super, Natural NicaraguaA land of mountains, volcanoes, beaches and jungle, Nicaraguis a Central American oasis of beauty. At Experience Nicaragua, you'll discover the magic of the country and meet the friendly people who live here.
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By CHICAGO TRIBUNE | April 10, 1997
WASHINGTON - In the name of women's suffrage, religious rights champion Roger Williams is being exiled again.At least his statue is, to make room in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda for a monument to pioneer American feminists that Congress has kept in a basement for three-quarters of a century.Williams' first exile was in 1636, when the celebrated freethinker was driven out of Puritan-dominated Massachusetts for his notions of religious freedom and separation of church and state.He founded what became Rhode Island, and a handsome statue of him by 19th-century sculptor Franklin Simmons has long stood in the Rotunda with other major figures of U.S. history.
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By Ellen Goodman | August 26, 1996
BOSTON -- Each year, I celebrate the anniversary of the passage of women's suffrage by paying homage to my foremothers.During the week of August 26, I dispense what have come to be known as the Equal Rites Awards. This is a highly competitive set of honors that are given to those who have struggled the most over the past 12 months to set back the progress of women.For a time I wondered if there would be enough contestants. After all, this was the year when every mass-media production from the Olympics to the Republican National Convention was wooing women.
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By Ellen Goodman | August 26, 1996
BOSTON -- Each year, I celebrate the anniversary of the passage of women's suffrage by paying homage to my foremothers.During the week of August 26, I dispense what have come to be known as the Equal Rites Awards. This is a highly competitive set of honors that are given to those who have struggled the most over the past 12 months to set back the progress of women.For a time I wondered if there would be enough contestants. After all, this was the year when every mass-media production from the Olympics to the Republican National Convention was wooing women.
NEWS
August 25, 1995
SEVENTY-FIVE years ago tomorrow, the Secretary of State certified the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, guaranteeing to women the right to vote.It had been a long struggle, and it took longer still for many women to exercise their hard-won right. Historians say that women did not vote in large numbers until the 1952 presidential election.Today, women play a pivotal role in U.S. politics at all levels of government. In the current races for elective office in Baltimore City, voters take for granted the fact that women are waging strong campaigns for all three city-wide offices.
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By C. Fraser Smith and C. Fraser Smith,SUN STAFF | August 22, 1996
To celebrate the 76th anniversary of women's suffrage -- and to promote the re-election of Bill Clinton -- two Maryland Democratic organizations announced a campaign yesterday to win the support of 184,000 Maryland women who dropped out of the voting process between 1992 and 1994.The tone of the national political debate sent women away in disgust, according to U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, the Maryland Democrat, who spoke at a news conference announcing the campaign yesterday at the Rotunda in Baltimore.
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By Frank Langfitt and Frank Langfitt,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | June 22, 1996
WASHINGTON -- In a small victory for women's rights, several early feminists finally may be on the verge of moving up in the Capitol.After nearly a year of congressional wrangling, a compromise seems near on moving a statue of three suffragists from the Capitol Crypt to the Rotunda upstairs."
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