: Poem written by Frances Dana Gage and published in the November 3, 1855, issue of Type of the Times, a Cincinnati news publication in support of the spelling reform movement. The poem, written in support of suffrage, is noted to have been read at a recent Woman's Rights Convention, held October 17–18, 1855, at Cincinnati's Smith & Nixon's Hall. Speakers and leaders included Martha Coffin Wright, Antoinette Brown, Ernestine Rose, Josephine Sophia White Griffing, Lucy Stone and Gage.
Frances Dana Barker Gage (1808-1884), of McConnelsville, Ohio, was an influential participant in the abolitionist, temperance and women's rights movements in Ohio in the years before the American Civil War. In spite of her work throughout the 1840s and 1850s, Gage did not see women gain significant ground in the years prior to the Civil War. After the war, when it became evident that women would not gain rights from the Fourteenth or Fifteenth Amendments, women began to establish a number of national organizations to seek the right to vote. View on Ohio Memory.
: AA421_405_T9_1855_11_03_Gage Subjects
: Suffrage -- Ohio; Ohio Women; Civil Liberties; Suffragists; Social movements; Poetry; Meetings and conventions Places
: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)