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In honor of the 90th anniversary of women obtaining the vote I am posting a picture of my grandmother's banner that she wore during her many years of fighting for the vote. She started in college (class of 1904) and went around the country working for the vote until her mother died.She then limited her work to her home state of NY. She even took my mother to one of the last suffragette parades in NY.

Here's to you and all the ones like you, Grandmother. Every time I vote I think of you.

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Date: 2010-08-26 03:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jyllean.livejournal.com
How very cool.

It worries me how my daughter's generation is so blase about their rights. I guess that's a measure of the progress that was made by Title 9. She and her friends don't have the overt discrimination to contend with it. Unfortunately, they don't seem as aware of the subtle discrimination that still exists.

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Date: 2010-08-26 03:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] starrcat.livejournal.com
Very true. It worries me that they take the rights so for granted that they don't see how easily they can be lost. Hopefully though the young are more involved than it seems at first blush.

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Date: 2010-08-26 03:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kk1raven.livejournal.com
Good for her!

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Date: 2010-08-27 01:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] saruby.livejournal.com
How cool! My grandmother told a story about having to take a "poll test" in order to vote in that first election. Sort of intimidation/discouragement. Guess they didn't know she was a college grad.

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Date: 2010-08-27 07:53 am (UTC)
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Wow, that's very cool! Many thanks to your grandmother. :-)

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