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Bennett, Josephine Day (1880-1961)

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Title

Bennett, Josephine Day (1880-1961)

Subject

Bennett, Josephine Day
Connecticut Branch of the American Birth Control League

Description

Josephine Day Bennett, (Mrs. M. Toscan Bennett), was a suffragist and one of three women who founded the Connecticut Branch of the American Birth Control League.

Contributor

Choudhry, Misha (created stub)

Type

Stub

Coverage

Connecticut, United States

Person Item Type Metadata

Birth Date

1880-05-04

Birthplace

Hartford, Connecticut

Death Date

1961-06-12

Occupation

Activist
Suffragist

Biographical Text

Josephine "Jo" Day Bennett, a noted Connecticut suffragist, was the first wife of M. Toscan Bennett (married 1900, divorced 1926). She worked with her brother George H. Day to help women in the labor movement, and helped launch the Hartford chapter of the American Labor Party (ALP) in February of 1919. She was involved in work for the National Woman's Party and was arrested in 1919 for burning copies of President Wilson's speeches in front of the White House.

She helped found the Connecticut Branch of the American Birth Control League in 1923 alongside Katharine Houghton Hepburn and her mother, Katharine Beach Day. The women were inspired to start the organization after hearing Margaret Sanger speak in Hartford. Bennett also directed the American Birth Control League's labor department.

She married Ricard Brooks in New York on Dec. 30, 1931. She died on June 12, 1961.

Bibliography

M. T. Bennett Is Divorcing Wife In Paris, New York Times, Nov. 30, 1926.

Cutler, William Richard, Edward Henry Clement, Samuel Hart, Mary Kingsbury Talcott, Frederick Bostwick, and Ezra S. Stearns, eds. Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of a Commonwealth and the Founding of a Nation, Volume 2  (1911), p. 1160.

New York, New York, Marriage Index 1866-1937

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