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Had the 1913 march gone flawlessly it would have been less of a success. Alice Paul immediately realized that the violent disruption and police indifference were a gift. On Inauguration Day, suffrage dominated the headlines. 🧵 “WILSON TAKES OFFICE…

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The 1913 Woman Suffrage Procession really was the original Women’s March. It called women from around the country to Washington, DC for Inauguration Day. They were there to send a message to the newly elected President, who won his office with a…

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Black women at the Inaugural March, part IIIIda B Wells is the hero of our story. At the 1913 suffrage march she was 50 years old, mother of 4, an established community leader in Chicago. But since white women are looking for anti-racist models,…

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Black women at the Inaugural March, part IIA large Illinois delegation--some accounts say 62 people, others 65--came to Washington for the 1913 inauguration suffrage march. #IdaBWells was the only African American in the group. She represented the…

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As 1913 began, planning was underway for a massive suffrage march and pageant to take place in Washington, DC on March 3, the day before #WoodrowWilson’s inauguration. Black women wrote the organizers to ask if they were welcome. If you have to ask .…

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Cities around the country instituted curfews this week to restrict protest, so it’s a good time to recall when suffragists were out after dark. In 1912, New York City suffragists lit the darkest night of the year with a massive nighttime…

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“The Woman Suffrage procession moved down Fifth Avenue yesterday to the meeting of protest in Union Square, well guarded by the mounted police. New York Times, May 22, 1910 The protest was against the action, or lack of it, taken by the legislators…

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16 women really did walk to Washington to participate in the original Women’s March, on the occasion of Woodrow Wilson’s 1913 inauguration. “General” Rosalie Jones led the contingent, which left New York City in February. She’s at far left w/the…
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