Votes for women 1920-2020

Votes for women 1920-2020

 

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Suffragists demonstrate at the White House

Hundreds of women from the National Women’s Party picketed the White House from 1917-1919. The pickets forced President Wilson to face the rampant hypocrisy in his proclamation that the US was “fighting for democracy” abroad during WWI while at the same time half of the country was disenfranchised. The demonstrators risked arrest and prison terms. (About 500 women were arrested for demonstrating and as many as 170 were imprisoned—many at Occoquan Workhouse in Virginia.)

Workhouse Prison Museum https://workhousemuseums.org

Read: https://www.nps.gov/articles/flexing-feminine-muscles-strategies-and-conflicts.htm

For local celebrations of the 19 Amendment Centennial: http://lwvnca.org/Centennial.html

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