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Penny defaced by suffragettes

SUFFRAGE COIN: This coin – a perfectly ordinary penny minted in 1903 – was part of this civil disobedience. Stamped with the suffragette slogan “votes for women”, it circulated as small change, and spread the message of the campaigners.

Women's Suffrage Turning Points: 1913 - 1917: Women Organize Parade to Disrupt Inauguration, March 1913

Women's Suffrage Turning Points: 1913 - 1917: Women Organize Parade to Disrupt Inauguration, March 1913

Less than 100 years ago, women still could not vote (!!!). So, get out and vote. It's a privilege denied to many.

Reform Movements "At Last", cover on 'The Suffragist', Saturday, June In September 1918 President Wilson endorsed the amendment granting women the right to vote. It took nine months from Wilson's endorsement until Congress passed the amendment in June

Here is why we have Susan B Anthony coins; 1872 she got beaten and arrested for trying to vote when it was illegal for women to do so. "No man is good enough to govern any woman without her consent." http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/s/susanbant399720.html#jqWsXkfm6XWAJgPf.99

Susan B Anthony pummeled and arrested for attempting to vote in She was fined 100 dollars for registering to vote. CORRECTION: Ada Wright, a British suffragette who was beaten by police on “Black Friday” in NOT Susan B.

pp They hurled Dora Lewis into a dark cell, smashed her head against an iron bed and knocked her out cold. Her cell mate, Alice Cosu, thought Lewis was dead and suffered a heart attack. Thus unfolded the 'Night of Terror' on Nov. 15, 1917, when the warden at the Occoquan Workhouse in Virginia ordered his guards to teach a lesson to the suffragists imprisoned there because they dared to picket Woodrow Wilson's White House for the right to vote.

Dora Lewis, on the infamous “Night of Terror” at Occoquan Workhouse, was hurled bodily into her cell. She was knocked unconscious and feared dead when she collided headfirst against her iron bed frame.

Hannah Sheehy Skeffington, 1916.

Hannah Sheehy Skeffington, 1916.

Major Lyudmila Pavlichenko is regarded as the most successful female sniper in history with 309 confirmed kills. Pavlichenko was a 24 year old university student when Germany invaded Russia. She was one of the first sets of citizens to volunteer for service and specifically requested infantry service. She refused an offer to become a nurse. Due to her accuracy with a rifle she became one of the first 2,000 female snipers in the Soviet Union. She was one of only 500 to survive the war.

Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Soviet sniper during WWII. A student at the time, Pavlichenko was among the first to volunteer for the armed forced when the Soviet Union was invaded and declined the opportunity to serve as a nurse instead of a soldier.

In a photograph taken after the war, deadly special agent Christine Granville smiles for a never-before-seen picture

The beauty queen who became Churchill's favourite spy: Never-before-seen pictures of special agent whose extraordinary courage paved the way for the liberation of France

Dr. Mary Edwards Walker was the first woman awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, for her work as a surgeon during the Civil War.

Mary Edwards Walker (November 1832 – February was an American feminist, abolitionist, prohibitionist, alleged spy, prisoner of war and surgeon. She is currently the only woman ever to receive the Medal of Honor.