Today in Feminist History: Give Us Suffrage or We’ll “Smash Windows” (April 21, 1913)

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April 21, 1913: As befits this new and revitalized era for the woman suffrage movement, it’s been a newsworthy day.

PHOTO: George Chamberlain, Democratic Governor of Oregon from 1903 to 1909, and a United States Senator from that State since 1909, who spoke eloquently for our cause before the Senate Committee on Woman Suffrage today.

The main event was in Washington, D.C., site of last month’s massive suffrage parade and pageant.

Today, many Senators and Representatives from states in which women already vote argued in favor of the Susan B. Anthony (woman suffrage) Amendment at hearings before the Senate Committee on Woman Suffrage.

Senator George Chamberlain, Democrat of Oregon, where women won the vote in a Statewide referendum of the male voters on November 5th. said:

“I expect to see conditions in my State bettered, if they can be bettered, now that women…

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