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#TBT: Before the Women's March, Bay Area ladies fought for the vote


Women are dominating national headlines currently as demands for equality and respect have given way to the #metoo and #timesup movements. But as the ubiquitous protest sign reads: We can't believe we're still protesting this shit.

Women's fight for equality is nothing new: A hundred years ago, brave women gathered to march and demand their right to vote and, unsurprisingly, Bay Area ladies were on the front lines. Take a look at the women's suffrage movement in San Francisco during the 1800s and early 1900s.

(San Francisco Call, via California Digital Newspaper Collection)

Now there's a headline. On August 24, 1911, the San Francisco Call warned readers that delegations of suffragists—including Elizabeth Roe Watson, president of the California Equal Suffrage Association; Mary Sperry, president of the Susan B. Anthony club; and Agnes Ray, president of the Equal Suffrage club of Oakland—were traveling from SF and beyond and would soon descend upon the state's capitol to push for voting rights.

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