Saturday, June 12, 2010

On June 12

On this day in ...
... 1890 (120 years ago today), began, in Toronto, Canada, the 1st-ever convention of the Dominion Women's Enfranchisement Association. During the 2-day meeting, members of the association, whose forerunners included the Toronto Women's Literary Club founded in 1876, re-elected Dr. Emily Howard Stowe (left), Canada's 1st woman physician, as President. Among those in attendance were suffragists like Susan B. Anthony (an IntLawGrrls foremother), Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, and Stowe's sister, Dr. Hannah Kimball.

(Prior June 12 posts are here, here, and here.)

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