This week marked the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote.
For those fighting for women’s suffrage, this victory was hard-won. In honor of the milestone, here are a few stories from the Almanack archive.
Inez Milholland: A fervent fighter for suffrage and Adirondack resident. Born and is buried in Lewis, she died young and never lived to see the fruits of her labor.
- A commemoration took place in 2016, on the 100 year anniversary of Milholland’s death: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2016/03/nomination-to-honor.html
- Also in 2016, Sandra Weber writes about Milholland’s last days: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2016/10/sandra-weber-how-long-must-women-wait.html
- From 2015, Anthony Hall gives an over of Milholland’s life and the role she played fighting for the right to vote: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2015/03/the-last-campaign-of-inez-milholland.html
- An exhibit earlier this year honors area women’s role in the suffrage movement: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2020/02/warren-wash-co-suffragists-exhibit-opening.html
- From 2012, Lawrence Gooley has this look at St. Lawrence County’s Charlotte Smith. She was a groundbreaking and leading reformer in the fight for women’s rights. https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2012/07/charlotte-smith-groundbreaking-advocate-for-womens-rights.html
- From 2017: Lessons from the women’s suffrage movement, by Sandra Weber: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2017/03/lessons-suffrage-movement-apply-100-years-later.html