On January 5, 1920, the night before the Rhode Island legislature voted to ratify the 19th Amendment, R. I. suffrage workers held a “Victory Dinner.” The organizer of the affair, Sara Algeo, a key leader in the final woman suffrage effort, remembered that, although the event was held in Providence at the Turks Head Club, “it was wholly democratic in the happy mingling of men and women of all walks of life, who have stood from the beginning shoulder to shoulder in their fight for women’s rights.” One hundred years after the suffragists’ celebration, this historic combined Summer/Fall 2020 issue of Newport History and Rhode Island History presents various aspects of the narrative of the woman’s suffrage cause in Rhode Island. Articles examining deeply embedded cultural obstacles and the work of organized anti-suffragists in the state frame accounts of the indefatigable labor of Rhode Islanders who worked for the right of women to gain the elective franchise.
Stevens, Elizabeth C.
"Introduction: “We shall neither delay nor rest until the cause is won.”,"
Newport History: Vol. 93
, Article 1.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.salve.edu/newporthistory/vol93/iss282/1