Rebecca Boggs Roberts - Suffragists in Washington, DC: The 1913 Parade and the Fight for the Vote — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

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The women’s suffrage movement got its official start in 1848 at the Seneca Falls Convention, the world’s first women’s rights convention. By 1913, only six states allowed women to vote. In an effort to jump-start the campaign, Alice Paul (1885-1977), who later headed the National Women’s Party, organized The Great Suffrage Parade, which took place on the eve of the inauguration of Woodrow Wilson. This was the first civil rights march to use the capital as its stage, and in her vivid account, Roberts, a program coordinator for Smithsonian Associates, takes us into the thick of the action as women protested, picketed outside the White House, and in many cases were arrested. And just seven years later, the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified.

 

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ISBN: 9781625859402
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Published: History Press - December 11th, 2017

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