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On March 3, 1913, 5,000 women marched in Washington to support the right of women to vote. This button is on display with "The National Woman Suffrage Parade, 1913" at the National Museum of American History in Washington. Ceremonies in Washington on March 3, 2013 will honor the 1913 march.
One of my favorite pictures is this photo of a young protester carrying a “girls are strong” sign. This photo was taken during an ERA march demanding equal rights for women in Tacoma, WA, 1982. Perhaps I like it because the girl seems to be skipping (or running) with a determined look on her face. With a sign that appears to have been written by her and a shirt stating “The ERA is for my future” she is, in some ways, a symbolic reminder that fighting for civil rights, whether it’s based on gende
A National Holiday for Alice Paul: January 11
Mrs. James Rector, Mary Dubrow, Alice Paul (members of the National Woman's Party) picket the Republican Convention of 1920 for its refusal to support the Susan B. Anthony Amendment. The women's protest sign displays a quotation from Susan B. Anthony: "No self-respecting woman should wish or work for a party that ignores her sex".
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Suffragette and birth control crusader Inez Milholland died while campaigning against Wilson's re-election as part of Alice Paul's hardball political strategy of opposing every candidate of the majority party as punishment for their failure to pass votes-for-women. Milholland was a well-known attorney and civil rights activist and her death made headlines nationwide. Wilson won re-election, but only by around 2000 votes and he began to fear the POWER of Alice Paul's army of suffragettes!