Woman’s Suffrage Amendment

by ©2019 Sarah Becker Woman’s Suffrage Amendment When the enslaved rebelled against their master[s] they struggled.  To struggle, as defined by The Oxford American Dictionary: (1) make forceful or violent efforts to get free of restraint.  (2) try hard under difficulties.  (3) contend, fight.  (4) make one’s way with difficulty.  (5) have difficulty gaining recognition […]

Ratification of the ERA

by ©2018 Sarah Becker Ratification of the ERA “We shall never have equal rights until we take them,” attorney Belva Lockwood said, “nor respect until we command it.”  Lockwood, the first female attorney admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court was the Equal Rights Party’s second Presidential nominee, in 1884 and 1888. This month […]

Suffrage & The Woman’s Bible

In 1895 Democrat Grover Cleveland was in the White House; the US Supreme Court ruled that the Sherman Anti-trust Act applied only to monopolies involved in interstate commerce, and the Populist Party collapsed.  Cuban insurgents revolted against Spanish rule, American women rode bicycles, and suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton published part one of The Woman’s Bible.  […]