Today in Feminist History: A Separate Committee on Woman Suffrage (September 24, 1917)

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Today in Feminist History is our daily recap of the major milestones and minor advancements that shaped women’s history in the U.S.—from suffrage to Shirley Chisholm and beyond. These posts were written by, and are presented in homage to, our late staff historian and archivist, David Dismore.


September 24, 1917: Though Representative Joseph Walsh, Republican of Massachusetts, called it yielding to “the nagging of iron-jawed angels,” the House voted 181-107 today to finally create a separate Committee on Woman Suffrage.

Betty Gram, of Portland, Oregon, picketing along the White House fence carrying a banner reminding President Wilson that “DEMOCRACY SHOULD BEGIN AT HOME.”

Up until now the Susan B. Anthony (woman suffrage) Amendment had been just one of many issues to be dealt with by the always overburdened House Judiciary Committee. 

The debate today…

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