Local Women in Newport

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The Portsmouth Historical Society duly notes her accomplishments, and those of many other women of that era. She did get to cast votes before she died, unlike other women who waged the battle for decades of their lives and never got to enjoy the fruits of their labor.

Many states gave women the right to vote prior to the Aug. Rhode Island permitted women to vote in presidential elections beginning in One of many Newport socialites who took up the cause, Alva Vanderbilt Belmont of New York, whose summer home was Marble House on Bellevue Avenue, had at least two noteworthy summer gatherings of women involved in the suffrage movement. One in attracted women to the waterfront estate.

Another in August,is documented in some letters in the archives of the Newport Historical Society. An Aug. Even after the passage of the 19th Amendment, voting for the first time, and in some places, was not for the faint of heart.

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Evelyn Kemp was hissed at it when she went to vote for the first time in Washington, D. Jo Eva Gaines, a former Newport School Committee member for 18 years, and its chairwoman for many of those years, said she will never forget the first time she went to vote in Anderson, South Carolina, in the s. She lived with her grandparents at the time who had never voted for fear of retaliation, or worse, because they were black.

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I walked past a line of people, men who were not happy I was there. There were jeers, racial things were said. It was kind of intimidating, but I was going to vote, and whatever they did, they would do. Gaines can rattle off a list of names of women who have played integral roles in shaping Newport County.

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There have been many, she said. Jeannette Rankin of Montana, the first woman elected to the U. House of Representatives in — two years after Montana granted women the right to vote - and again incast one of the 50 votes in in opposition to war on Germany and cast the lone vote in against declaring war on Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor. That vote essentially ended her political career. A little more practical, Patricia Hilton, president of the Tiverton Town Council, said of how women may differ from men in the political arena.

Postal Service that will play an integral role in the November election. Facebook Twitter. Newport County women were leaders in the suffrage movement. Marcia Pobzeznik mpobzeznik newportri.

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