Today in Feminist History: The Ten-Year Anniversary of Suffrage (March 30, 1930)

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March 30, 1930: Hard as it may be to believe, a decade has passed since the battle over the 19th Amendment was still being furiously fought.

PHOTO: Alice Stone Blackwell

The celebrations marking the end of that struggle on August 26, 1920, are already well under way—and all generations of suffragists will be honored during this 10th anniversary year.

It was announced today that when the League of Women Voters meets in Louisville, Kentucky, from April 28th until May 3rd, many of those who spent decades in the forefront of the “Votes for Women” struggle will attend. Among those to be honored is Alice Stone Blackwell.

Born on September 14, 1857, she is the daughter of Lucy Stone (1818-1893) and Henry B. Blackwell (1825-1909). Upon graduation from Boston University in 1881, she joined her parents as an editor of the influential “Woman’s Journal” and…

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