The Hartford Courant has been running excerpts of letters from celebrated and notorious writers that have appeared in the newspaper since its start in 1764. They recently ran several from Katharine Houghton Hepburn (class of 1899).
In a letter from 1920 about the actions of 'militant' suffragists, Hepburn wrote:
"On the part of the militants, I resent your saying that we picketed the White House simply for the sake of publicity. The fact of the case is that we took our disenfranchisement as seriously as men have—only that we behaved in a much more orderly way than men have in protesting against disenfranchisement. We realized that if we did not adopt vigorous methods, our sons could be drafted to fight for democracy abroad, but we should be denied democracy at home. Would men in our position have behaved as mildly as we did? I doubt it. Remember that our American Revolution was fought for votes for men."
Read more on The Hartford Courant website.