Saturday, November 01, 2008
Suffragists: The Women Who Got Your Vote
You may have seen the flick, "Iron-Jawed Angels", about those brave women who endured jail, torture and worse in order to get women the legal right to vote in the United States. Now check out the histories and photos of the REAL iron-jawed angels, members of the National Woman's Party who were arrested and imprisoned for their role in suffrage protests.
They were all ages, rich, middle-class and poor and came from some pretty diverse backgrounds. But they all had the same goal. If reading their stories and looking into their eyes doesn't convince you to make them proud by voting this year, there's just no hope for ya. (Link goes to a PDF document, so you can forward it around via email. Also the pic is the real Alice Paul, portrayed in the movie by Hilary Swank.)