Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Well Known Suffragette To Visit Coshocton

May 1912--It was announced that Rachel Foster Avery would visit Coshocton to kick off the women's suffrage movement here.

A local woman was quoted by the Coshocton Daily Age, "We want to talk to the men because they have the votes and we want to have opportunity to show them the justice of our request for suffrage. I know they will find Mrs. Avery a refined and cultured woman, of brilliant logic and a fluent speaker. We bespeak for her a fair hearing."

It's always amazed me that women had to fight for the right to do something as basic as voting.


Anonymous said...

It will be amazing to people of the future how we regard and treat gay people today. At least, I HOPE things turn out that way.

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