127 Years and Counting

2020-10-25T12:55:36-06:00

Throughout 2020, we have been commemorating the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment which made it possible for most women to vote. Did you know that this year Colorado women will be celebrating 127 years of voting? On November 7th, Colorado marks the anniversary of the 1893 referendum which gave the women of [...]

127 Years and Counting2020-10-25T12:55:36-06:00

Land of the Free and Home of the Brave, But Who Can Vote?

2020-08-24T13:21:47-06:00

The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.- The 19th Amendment Alice Paul celebrates Tennessee's ratification of the 19th Amendment. The passage of the 19th amendment in 1920 was a seminal moment for [...]

Land of the Free and Home of the Brave, But Who Can Vote?2020-08-24T13:21:47-06:00

The Antis

2020-08-14T09:42:52-06:00

Like any progressive reform movement, the women’s suffrage movement was met with opposition from both men and women who believed that it would destroy the traditional order of the family. While many people, both men and women, were avid supporters of the movement to give women the vote, there was a very large movement against [...]

The Antis2020-08-14T09:42:52-06:00

Helen Tobin Kosure Through the Eyes of Her Scrapbook

2020-06-10T10:55:35-06:00

When asked what kind of Senator she would make, Margaret Brown dealt a “crushing blow to the anti-suffragists who solemnly maintain that the vote will break up homes and spoil women as wives and mothers” when she proclaimed herself a mother of fourteen. She explained that she not only mothered her own children, but twelve [...]

Helen Tobin Kosure Through the Eyes of Her Scrapbook2020-06-10T10:55:35-06:00

Margaret Brown and the Denver Women’s Press Club

2020-06-14T10:29:22-06:00

One of our wonderful volunteers recently won the Denver Women's Press Club's Unknown Writers Contest for Non-Fiction. She graciously agreed to write a guest blog for us on Margaret Brown and her involvement in the Press Club. We are happy to present it below: __________ The late 1800's marked a sea change for the women's [...]

Margaret Brown and the Denver Women’s Press Club2020-06-14T10:29:22-06:00

The Suffragents

2020-05-06T15:36:37-06:00

The Women's Suffrage movement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries began as a smaller group of women looking for the right to vote and grew into a massive cross-country campaign. However, the movement itself was not just made of women. In fact, from the beginning, some men took part in the fight for [...]

The Suffragents2020-05-06T15:36:37-06:00

Suffrage Abroad

2020-03-02T10:56:49-07:00

“An Iraqi woman prepares to cast her voting ballot” courtesy of Wikimedia Commons  In the United States, the fight for women’s suffrage began in 1848 at a meeting in Seneca Falls, New York.[1] In 1869, Wyoming became the first territory to grant women the right to vote and in 1893, Colorado became the first state [...]

Suffrage Abroad2020-03-02T10:56:49-07:00
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