Josephine Kirby Henry


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  • ''There are two great unknown forces to-day, electricity and woman, but men can reckon much better on electricity than they can on woman.''
    Josephine K. Henry, U.S. suffragist. As quoted in History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 4, ch. 15, by Susan B. Anthony and Ida Husted Harper (1902). Said at the twenty-seventh annual convention of the National Woman Suffrage Association, held January 31-February 5, 1895, in Atlanta, Georgia, in response to Susan B. Anthony's observation that politicians hesitated to grant the vote to women because they were "an unknown quantity." Henry was a representative from Kentucky.
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