In 1917, they fought for the right to vote.
Six years before, in 1911, twenty thousand of them rose up to demand better working conditions in the factories – the largest women’s strike ever seen in America.
Four years before that, in 1907, Lower East Side women organized 10,000 poor families in a rent strike against the landlords.
But in 1902 — none of this had happened. No one had thought of women playing such a role. Because this was the beginning.
– from ‘The Great Struggle for Cheap Meat” based on the Kosher Meat Boycott of 1902