WOMAN'S SUFFRAGE AND ABOLITION MOVEMENT

TIMELINE

1870-1899

30 March 1870
Fifteenth Amendment is ratified.

1872
Victoria Woodhull runs for president.

1872
Susan B. Anthony and 15 other women vote for president in Rochester, New York; Anthony is arrested, brought to trial, and fined for the offense.

1872
Woman suffrage amendment is introduced once again in Congress; it is defeated; it is reintroduced every session of Congress for the next 40 years.

1872
Wives of General Sherman and Admiral Dahlgren organize one-thousand signatures on a petition to the U.S. Senate against granting woman's suffrage because a "woman's sphere is in the home."

1874
Over objections from college president Edward Orton, Belle Coit (daughter of Elizabeth Greer Coit) and Alice Townshend become first women admitted to the Ohio Mechanical and Agricultural College (later becomes Ohio State University).

8 May 1875
Massachusetts enacts first effective 10-hour workday law for women.

4 July 1876
Susan B. Anthony and Matilda Joslyn Gage protest woman's inequality at the official U.S. Centennial celebration in Philadelphia.

1884
Belva Lockwood runs for President.

1884
A survey shows 40 thousand adults in the U.S. favor women's suffrage. 9,000 live in Ohio.

14 January 1887
Abby Kelly Foster dies at her sister's boarding house in worchester, Massachusetts.

1887
Ohio women are given absolute control of their property.

6 January 1888
Sophia Stone Kelton dies at her house at 586 Town Street, Columbus, Ohio.

1888
Ohio Convention for Women's Rights meets in Columbus, Ohio; Elizabeth Greer Coit serves as delegate.

1890
Wyoming admitted as first suffrage state.

1892
Frances Watkins Harper publishes novel Iola Leroy, which she writes at the age of 63.

1893
Colorado gives women the right to vote.

1893
Frances Watkins Harper confronts international gathering of women at the Chicago World's Fair and accuses them of ignoring concerns and needs of Black women.

1894
Women in Ohio can vote for and become members of Boards of Education.

1896
Idaho approves suffrage; Utah admitted as a suffrage state.

1896
Liquor interests in California deal suffrage a devastating blow setting the movement back for years.

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