‘”Agitate! Agitate!’ ought to be the motto of every reformer.” -Ernestine Rose

Ernestine Rose

“‘Agitate! Agitate!’ ought to be the motto of every reformer. Agitation is the opposite of stagnation — the one is life, the other death.” Ernestine Rose, March 28, 1860

Happy birthday to Ernestine Polowsky Rose, born January 13, 1810.

Ernestine Rose is one of the suffragists featured in the first Ask a Suffragist book, Stories and Wisdom from America’s First Feminists, launching in Spring 2019.

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April Young Bennett

April Young Bennett is the author of the Ask a Suffragist book series, host of the Religious Feminism Podcast and a writer for the Exponent II. For more information about April, see aprilyoungb.com

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'"Agitate! Agitate!' ought to be the motto of every reformer." -Ernestine Rose