Anniversary of a 25K-suffragette march

23 Oct

ballot boxHello whatever SK fans I have left.

Been on hiatus a bit, no place exciting, just roaming around MAD’s apartment. Did I tell you he bought me a new litter box? Probably not, as I have not posted in almost two weeks, that happens – not posting that is, new litter boxes don’t happen all that often. Hope you’ve all been well.

We’re back today with info on a peaceful march along NYC’s Fifth Avenue back in 1915. More than 25,000 women aka suffragettes, walked to bring attention for the right of women to vote.

In the above file photo, these women are carrying a stretcher piled with ballot boxes, indicating the poor health of a democratic system that denies half of its constituents a voice. Look a little closer and you will see that these gals are marching in KITTEN HEELS – my favorite.  Now there’s a statement!

Of course, the 19th Amendment, which gave women the vote, did not become ratified until five years later, but we have to wonder if we’d ever had the right to vote had these brave – and very coordinated – women had not taken their mission to the streets. Thank you, ladies.

Hope you all have a great day, xo LMA

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11 Responses to “Anniversary of a 25K-suffragette march”

  1. onespoiledcat October 23, 2014 at 8:09 am #

    Interesting photo…..! Love old photos……….

    Pam

  2. Carol Jamison October 23, 2014 at 8:42 am #

    Good story Ms. Alcatt! Love those heels! Love having the right to vote.

  3. roughwighting October 23, 2014 at 9:04 am #

    Good to see you here- always enjoy your posts, “kitten heels” and all.

  4. Bruce Thiesen October 23, 2014 at 9:17 am #

    Black and white photo. The men staring on wear black from head to toe and the women wear white from head to kitten heels (a shoe part description that I just learned from reading SK). The whole issue seems so black and white to most everyone today, it’s a wonder it took so long to close. But as we know, this type of intransigence carries with us today on other issues that will someday appear so obvious to future generations.

    Good to see SK back up on the computer screen.

    • LB October 30, 2014 at 4:58 pm #

      Bruce, I’m jumping in on your comment before SK has even had a chance to reply.
      I hope todays “issues”, especially LGBT rights, will seem black and white to future generations and people will wonder what took so long to make things right.

      • Bruce Thiesen October 30, 2014 at 6:59 pm #

        Agree. That’s one I had in mind.

    • Louisa May Alcatt October 31, 2014 at 2:25 pm #

      LB is correct, you have it right, Bruce and we did not even notice the “Black and White” theme going on. Yes, you can substitute any issue today with the same passion the advocates had yesterday. Makes you wonder what issues future generations will lobby for. Thanks to you both, xo LMA

  5. roberthorvat November 12, 2014 at 7:16 am #

    I believe coming up in a few days time is the anniversary of the Night of Terror 1917.

    • Louisa May Alcatt November 12, 2014 at 7:30 am #

      thanks, will check that out, xo LMA

      • roberthorvat November 12, 2014 at 7:35 am #

        November 15th 1917

      • Louisa May Alcatt November 12, 2014 at 7:43 am #

        working on the post right NOW. many thanks for the reminder, xo LMA

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