Men's League for Women's Suffrage

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Men's League for Women's Suffrage
Suffrage Campaigning- Men's League for Women's Suffrage, 1907-1918. (22473716134).jpg
Men's League for Women's Suffrage badge
Formation 1910 (1910)
Founders Henry Brailsford, Max Eastman, Laurence Housman, Henry Nevinson et al.
Location

The Men's League for Women's Suffrage was a society formed in 1910[1] by the left-wing writers Henry Brailsford, Max Eastman, Laurence Housman, Henry Nevinson and others to pursue women's suffrage in the United States of America. Organizations were established in specific states, including New York.[2] By 1912, the organization was estimated to have 20,000 members nationwide.[2]

The establishment of the organization came during a rise of similar organizations for men advocating women's suffrage. Eastman, a key leader in establishing the League in New York, also served as President of the Men's Equal Suffrage League in his state.[3]

Structure[edit]

In the New York organization, the League was headed by a president, at least five vice presidents, a secretary, and a treasurer.[2]

Members[edit]

Prominent members, apart from the founders, included Rabbi Stephen Wise, R. B. Cunninghame Graham, Columbia professor, John Dewey and Oswald Garrison Villard, publisher of the New York Evening Post.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Men Support the Woman Suffrage Movement". Rights for Women: The Suffrage Movement and Its Leaders. National Women's History Museum. 2007. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Men's League for Women's Suffrage (1910). Men's League for Women's Suffrage: Constitution and Charter Members. New York. 
  3. ^ "The Suffrage Cause and Bryn Mawr - More Speakers". Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections. Retrieved 16 April 2015.