Saturday, January 21, 2017

Remembering the Woman's Suffrage Parade of 1913 in Washington

The woman suffrage parade of 1913, officially the Woman Suffrage Procession, was the first suffragist parade in Washington, D.C. Organized by the suffragist Alice Paul for the National American Woman Suffrage Association, thousands of suffragists marched down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. on March 3, 1913.

The event was scheduled on the day before President Woodrow Wilson's inauguration to "march in a spirit of protest against the present political organization of society, from which women are excluded", as the official program stated

There is controversy about the 1913 March because of attempts at segregation as there are controversies over the indigenous women's position in the march today in Washington today

There are 500,000 sisters in Washington - Red Salute Sisters 2017