September 10, 2021:
Dorchester Reporter: Women’s Equality Day marked at Public Garden
Ayanna Polk of Dorchester was among those who gathered at the Boston Public Garden on Aug. 26 to mark Women’s Equality Day, the anniversary of the day in 1920 when the 19th Amendment was added to the US Constitution after decades of activism to enfranchise women.
Three suffragists —Ida B. Wells, Carrie Chapman Catt, and Boston-born Radcliffe College alumna Maud Wood Park— were memorialized at the event. Polk helped to unveil a panel that focused on Wells.
September 7, 2021:
Lowell Sun: Beacon Hill Roll Call: Week of Aug. 20-Sept. 3
September 2, 2021:
State Sen. Joan Lovely (D-Salem) stressed the importance of electing more women to statewide office and the legislature as she helped celebrate the anniversary of women’s suffrage at a Women’s Equality Day event at the Boston Public Gardens alongside Massachusetts Women’s Legislative Caucus co-chair Rep. Pat Haddad and other community members.
During her opening remarks, Suffrage100MA Founder and President Fredie Kay highlighted the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, recently adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives, which she said is a critical piece of legislation that fills the gap left by the U.S. Supreme Court decision gutting previous voting protections…. Kay said it was validating for Suffrage100A to have Lovely and Haddad among those at the Public Gardens event.
“Rep. Haddad, Sen. Lovely and our other distinguished speakers are tireless champions for women and voting rights, and we are honored that they are joining us to commemorate Women’s Equality Day and pay tribute to the legacy of three suffragists, whose voices were critical in passing the 19th Amendment,” she said.
August 26, 2021:
POLITICO Massachusetts Playbook: MOULTON FALLOUT — Who HASN’T ENDORSED in the Boston mayor’s race — Masks MANDATED in SCHOOLS
MASSterList: DiZoglio Discussion | Masking Up | Rain, Rain, Rain
August 25, 2021:
WickedLocal Randolph: Randolph town councilor Huff-Larmond to participate in women’s right to vote anniversary
August 19, 2020:
The Boston Globe: Suffragists fought bias and a pandemic to vote. A century later, we owe it to them to do the same
August 14, 2020:
Needham Wicked Local: After 100 years of voting, what’s next for women’s rights?
It took American suffragists more than 70 years to make it from Seneca Falls to the voting booths — a marathon, not a sprint. But the ballot box was not the finish line.
February 24, 2020:
Newton League of Women Voters President, Marcia Johnson, interviewed Suffrage100MA President Fredie Kay about the Suffrage 100 Year Centennial and League of Woman Voter’s 100th birthday.
November 21, 2019:
Fredie Kay, Founder and President of Suffrage100MA, provides an overview of the suffrage movement in American history, with special attention to Massachusetts activists who paved the way for women’s suffrage, including African Americans and other marginalized groups at Old South Meeting House. This program is made possible with funding from the Lowell Institute.
August 23, 2019:
The Boston Globe: ‘Strong, bold, and remarkable’: Celebrating African-American suffragists from Mass.
Suffrage100MA; the Commonwealth Museum, a Division of the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, William F. Galvin; and the Boston Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement honored African-American suffragists from Massachusetts at the Swan Boats in the Public Garden.
June 25, 2019:
The Boston Globe: Modern-day suffragists revel in 100th anniversary of voting rights
Suffrage100MA, the Greater Boston Women’s Vote Centennial, and the Boston Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement kicked off a year of commemorations, celebrating 100 years since the 19th Amendment was adopted in 1920, at Faneuil Hall.
June 11, 2019:
The Randolph Women’s Club celebrates the centennial of women’s right to vote and joins the Women’s Suffrage Celebration Coalition of Massachusetts.
April 18, 2019:
Suffrage100MA Founder and President Fredie Kay discusses the upcoming centennial of the 19th Amendment with members of the League of Women Voters of Newton.
February, 28, 2019:
Suffrage100MA, the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail, the Brandeis Women’s Studies Research Center, and “We Did It for You” commemorated the 1919 Boston protest and arrest of suffragists at the Massachusetts Statehouse.