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In 1919, suffragists went on a train tour highlighting the inhumane prison sentences served by so many women who fought for the right to vote. The story of the Prison Special isn't as much a tale of triumph as a reminder of how bad it can get right before victory.

The Prison Special: One Last Push for Women's Suffrage

In 1919, suffragists went on a train tour highlighting the inhumane prison sentences served by so many women who fought for the right to vote. The story of the Prison Special isn't as much a tale of triumph as a reminder of how bad it can get right before victory.

Suffragette Marching Band

The Suffragettes Band in the Procession - photograph

Emmeline Pankhurst (née Goulden 15.7.1858|14.6.1928) Founder of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU), an all-women suffrage advocacy organization dedicated to "deeds, not words." Her daughters, Christabel, Sylvia and Adela were also leading members of the WSPU. Adela and Sylvia left the WSPU in 1913. Emmeline is seen here in a First Class carriage leaving Waterloo Station, London, c. 1910.

Emmeline Pankhurst founder of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) which was an all-women suffrage advocacy organisation dedicated to "deeds not words". Emmeline is pictured here in a First Class carriage leaving Waterloo station, London, 1910

Inez Milholland's Grave in Elizabethtown New York

Inez Milholland's Grave

Discover Inez Milholland's Grave in Lewis, New York: A feminist who put a pretty face on suffrage when she rode a horse through the Capitol.

Old suffrage dancers. Matching outfits, banners.

Photo Credit: Library of Congress. Date Created/Published: [between ca. 1910 and ca.

Federal Judge Rules for Free the Nipple, Holds Topless Ban May Violate U.S. Constitution

Federal Judge Rules for Free the Nipple, Holds Topless Ban May Violate U.S. Constitution

National Womans Party members picketing in front of the White House in 1917

"She tied down her skirts, picked up some yellow suffrage leaflets, and climbed into a two-seat biplane." A must-read post for Women's History Month.

Rosalie Jones (center) greeting a crowd with fellow suffragists. Courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division

Jeannette Rankin making her first speech to the House of Representatives in August, 1917. Rankin was the first woman elected to Congress and the only member of the House to vote against U.S. participation in both World War I and World War II.    and her name was Jeannette too bad it was spelled with two Ns but just self explains what a cool name it is ;) ha

Jeannette Rankin making her first speech to the House of Representatives in August, Rankin was the first woman elected to Congress and the only member of the House to vote against U. participation in both World War I and World War II.

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