Scranton, Suffragists, My Grandma Maggie and Me

Sep 14, 2020 525


Back in 1913, my Grandma Maggie was 17 when our hometown of Scranton, Pa., exploded with the energy of the women’s suffrage movement. Women “street orators” preached women’s suffrage from the sideboards of model T Fords.“Votes for Women” flags waved, horns honked, crowds cheered.

Suffragists climbed up onto stages at local movie houses to rally for the vote.   The newly formed “Lackawanna County Equal Franchise League” organized marches, parades and public meetings, with activists heading afterwards to the bustling Suffrage Lunch Room.

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