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How to Host a Suffragist Memorial Party

By Lauriane Lebrun In honor of the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association’s Iron Jawed Angels viewing party (which I’m hosting on Twitter on August 26, 2015, the Nineteenth Amendment’s ninety-fifth birthday!), I decided to have a little fun with this blog post by creating a “suffragist memorial party”
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TPSMA Launches National University Campus Affiliates Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2015 CONTACT: Whitney G. Stohr 509-844-1185 wstohr@suffragistmemorial.org www.suffragistmemorial.org TPSMA Launches National University Campus Affiliates Program Virginia non-profit raising funds to construct national memorial honoring women suffragists invites individual college
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How Do Millennial Women Feel About the Women’s Suffrage Movement?

By Lauriane Lebrun Before I became an intern for the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association, I didn’t spend much time thinking about the history of women’s voting rights.  I had seen Iron Jawed Angels (2004) and learned some basic facts about the suffrage movement in school.  Yet, until recently, I was
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19th Amendment Giving Circle established by Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s great-great-granddaughter

July 19, 2015 Today is the 167th anniversary of the of the first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, NY., held on July 19-20 in 1848. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, one of the most prominent suffragists in US history, drafted the “Declaration of Sentiments” adopted at that convention, which is
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What is Empowerment?

By Lauriane Lebrun Empowerment.  From “empower” (em-pou-er). “1) To give power or authority to; authorize, especially by legal or official means. 2) To enable or permit.” I have been thinking about this word a lot.  As one will find in the design plans for the Turning Point Suffragist
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7 Suffragist Men and the Importance of Allies

By Lauriane Lebrun Male allies were vital to the success of the women’s suffrage movement.  As members of a privileged group, men had the advantage of being influential and respected in most areas, especially at the polls and in government.  While some used this against the suffragists, others reasoned that giving
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Why Today’s Young Women Need to Know About the Suffragists

By Lauriane Lebrun In a world where women’s history lessons typically don’t go into much depth, and where many individuals don’t even know what the word “suffrage” means, today’s young women are too often missing out on the benefits of knowing about America’s suffragists.  But, what good will
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A Grand Thank You: 2015 Campaign Launch

2015 Campaign: A “Grand” Thank You; Memorialize the Suffragists Thank you so very much for helping raise the initial funds for the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial. You have taken on a most important role to ensure that we properly honor the suffragists who knew extraordinary steps were needed to win
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January 2015: Suffragist of the Month

Meet TPSM‘s January 2015 Suffragist of the Month: Cora Week Cora Week was an artist from New York City.  She was engaged with the National Woman’s Party (NWP) at several key events.  She was among those who came to Alice Paul’s window at the DC Jail on November 9, 1917, to communicate with their leader […]
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Night of Terror Timeline: November 12, 1917

#OTD 1917, 10AM: All 41 of us were arrested and tried for "obstructing traffic." (Lucy Burns) #NightofTerror #suffrage #wmnhist — TPSM (@TPSM2020) November 12, 2014 #OTD 1917, 3PM: All of us were dismissed w/o imposing sentence.The judge was taking the case under advisement. (HattieKruger)
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