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No one symbolizes Franco-American friendship and loyalty like the Marquis de Lafayette, hero of the Revolutionary War. During WWI, soldiers and suffragists both invoked him to represent the rightness of their cause. A thread. When US troops arrived…

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Meet a suffragist who began her career canvassing Kansas in 1867 -- and ended it in 1918 burning Woodrow Wilson’s speeches by the White House. In today’s episode of Suffrage Powerhouses We’ve Hardly Heard Of . . . Rev. Olympia Brown worked with Susan…

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Photoshop was invented in 1987 - but this photo of Jeannette Rankin was edited a long time before that. Read on . . . On the morning Rankin was sworn in as the first Congresswoman ever, the dueling white women’s suffrage groups both celebrated.…

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The first time the National Woman’s Party “Silent Sentinels” were arrested, they had been picketing the White House every day for six months. Why were they suddenly being charged? Simple. They embarrassed Pres. Wilson in front of the Russian guests…

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Woodrow Wilson was staunchly opposed to two things: entering the war in Europe, and supporting women’s suffrage. He gave in on the war first. Wilson cut diplomatic relations with Germany just before his second inauguration. He had sought desperately…

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Suffragists picketed the White House from 10 am-6pm every day but Sundays. They continued - attacked by mobs, arrested daily - for more than two years. But in their first months, the pickets were greeted warmly. Thread. Until January 1917, no one had…

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The day before suffragists started picketing the White House, they were there as invited guests. Access thread. One of the striking things about the decade before ratification is how much access suffragists had to Pres. Wilson - not only the mannerly…

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President Wilson surely thought the National Woman’s Party women were nasty. They campaigned ferociously against his reelection in western states in 1916. That October they stood boldly on the streets of Chicago and New York, so his motorcade would…

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By the 1916 election, it was clear the Nat'l Woman’s Party strategy was working: a federal constitutional amendment had become a live political issue. NAWSA couldn’t beat NWP, so they were going to have to join them. But neither group was willing to…

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Presidential conventions. Eh. 2020 conventions planned for Charlotte, Jacksonville & Milwaukee may end up being nowhere at all. But in 1916, the Democrats met in St. Louis. The Republicans met in Chicago - along with a new party: the National…
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