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How could we claim to be democratic with a slave system? Indeed, the freed slaves did not have a vote © Dr Charles J Margerison - The Amazing People Club 46 Amazing People of New York Neither did women of any color The Equal Rights Association was set up in 1866 Elizabeth Stanton and Susan Anthony led the way In 1869, The National Women’s Suffrage Association was formed However, women did not gain the right to vote That was controlled by white men Under pressures, they gave all men the right to vote in 1870 Discrimination that defied logic and the Constitution White politicians gave black men the right to vote ahead of white women So much for people being born equal Also, the end of the Civil War was not the end of organized conflict New York politics was influenced more by gangs Particularly the Italian and the Irish ones They fought over territory to control alcohol, gambling and prostitution Indeed, politics was too often ruled by the gun Despite the end of the Civil War, more guns were bought in our city People claimed the right to bear arms I predicted that it would lead to more deaths.
From my own home in New York, I gave talks to women Anatomy, physiology, hygiene and other women’s issues Gradually, the numbers attending increased Elizabeth Blackwell was also spreading the word She was the first woman to qualify as a doctor in the USA In 1857, she opened the first hospital for women The New York Infirmary for Indigent Women and Children Great work, despite the opposition I realized that political action was necessary to progress On April 14th 1863, a special Act of Legislature was passed It established a new hospital The New York Medical College and Hospital for Women It opened, on November 1st, with four women and four male doctors The struggle to achieve this had been long and bitter The address was 724 Broadway By 1868, a property on Second Avenue and Eighth Street was opened As the President of the College, it was a proud day for me I established a clinic related to Diseases of Women and Children There was a lot to do New York had grown at a rapid rate There were not enough doctors to cope The slum areas were of major concern Dangerous diseases could spread quickly Sanitation standards needed improving We helped over 100 women graduate as doctors New Yorkers began to realize the value of our work Their needs grew more quickly than we could train people Also, further work led to a new organization The Homeopathic Medical College and Hospital for Women A grand title for an organization to help save people’s lives © Dr Charles J Margerison - The Amazing People Club 48 Amazing People of New York Yet, I could not save my own children To my great grief, six of them died during infancy Only one son survived and he became a doctor I had helped save the lives of many New Yorkers Plus trained many doctors I prayed that others would follow and improve the health of all.
Letter, 1898 Helen Keller “Cut off as I am, it is inevitable that I should sometimes feel like a shadow walking in a shadowy world. When this happens I ask to be taken to New York City. ” Midstream: My Later Life 1929 © Dr Charles J Margerison - The Amazing People Club 27 Amazing People of New York George Clinton 1795 I had seen our ‘Tree of Liberty’ cut down by British soldiers It was an insult of the highest order As members of the Sons of Liberty, we made an angry protest Nearly 3000 citizens met in City Hall Park We put up a ‘Pole of Liberty’ Elsewhere, stronger action had been taken It was an important event in our revolution It rallied people to the cause New Yorkers wanted action and action they took On July 9th 1776, the Province of New York ceased to exist With it went the British Governor, the taxes, the laws and Courts We had a new organization to represent us The Convention of the Representatives of the State of New York On July 11th 1776, the Constitution of New York was established The following year, it became our law-making framework We back-dated the birth of New York State to April 20th 1775 The battle that followed meant that we had to vacate the city However, we continued on, across the East River I would rather ‘roast in hell than be dependent on Great Britain’ In 1778, I was elected the first Governor of New York Pleased to say I was no relation to the last British Governor He had departed in 1753 Rallying the troops and the people, I was re-elected five times As Governor from 1778 to 1795, it was a tough job There were many battles fought against the British army Good men were killed on both sides Our march towards freedom continued On February 3rd 1783, the Treaty of Paris was signed The American War of Independence had been won New York City was declared the nation’s capital in 1785 Interestingly, that was decided before New York joined the Union In 1788, we were the 11th State to do so Increasingly, our city was a focus for power politics It replaced London as our center of power © Dr Charles J Margerison - The Amazing People Club 28 Amazing People of New York In 1789, George Washington came to the Federal Hall on Wall Street He emerged as the first President of our new country 13 years after reading the Declaration of Independence to his troops He will now lead our nation.
Amazing People of New York: Inspirational Stories by Charles Margerison