Introduction: In this article, Mary Harrell-Sesniak searches old newspapers to find quotes from some of the suffragettes who worked so hard to get women the vote. Mary is a genealogist, author and editor with a strong technology background.
With the upcoming 100-year anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment next summer, I’ve started looking into quotes from those brave women whose passion gave us our voice – i.e., the right for women to vote.
What better place to explore this memorable movement than within the archives of historical newspapers! Here are a few quotes I found in GenealogyBank’s Historical Newspaper Archives that resonated with me.
#1 Harriet Tubman
#2 Alice Stone Blackwell
#3 Emmeline Pankhurst
#4 Anna Shaw
#5 Susan B. Anthony
#6 Susan B. Anthony
#7 Susan B. Anthony, speaking of Elizabeth Cady Stanton
- Anniversary of Susan B. Anthony’s Death: Women’s Rights Crusader
- 19th Amendment Ratified, Guaranteeing Women’s Suffrage
- African American Women: The Alpha Suffrage Club