Today in Feminist History: Time to Equalize All Federal Laws (April 6, 1921)

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April 6, 1921: There is great optimism being expressed today at National Woman’s Party headquarters that the rest of the fight for women’s equality may be much shorter than the multi-generational struggle to end sex discrimination in regard to voting rights.

PHOTO: Elsie Hill

The fight ended on August 26th of last year.

Led by Elsie Hill, sixty members of the N.W.P. met with President Harding today at the White House and came away feeling confident that the new Chief Executive was on their side, and that the Republican Party would continue its longstanding leadership role in regard to women’s rights.

This tradition goes back so far that when Susan B. Anthony voted “illegally” in the 1872 election, she wrote to Elizabeth Cady Stanton that night: “Well, I have been & gone & done it!—positively voted the Republican ticket—strait —this a.m. at 7 O’clock…

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