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The Silent Sentinels outside the White House, 1917

In which I answer the question, “What’s next?”, part 2: the suffrage ladies and me

The suffrage ladies may not be done with me. Those were the women who, between 1910 and 1920, affected the most profound change in the make-up of the electorate in the history of the Republic. In 2013, Seeing Suffrage was published by the University of Tennessee Press. The book was about the 1913 Washington suffrage […]

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Jane Burleson, grand marshal of the 1913  Washington Suffrage Parade, halts at the beginning of the parade to see that the participants are following her.

Seeing Suffrage: Starting the 1913 Washington Suffrage Parade

Sometime around 3:20 p.m. on March 3, 1913, Jane Burleson gave the signal, and the 1913 Washington Suffrage Parade commenced on Pennsylvania Avenue. A short time after that, the arc of the suffrage movement changed markedly.

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Advertising re-Inauguration Parade -- February, 1913

Seeing Suffrage: Advertising the parade

At the beginning of 1913, Alice Paul and Lucy Burns had a little more than two months to plan an eye-popping suffrage parade that would set the suffrage movement onto a different course. They not only needed participants; they needed spectators.

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Seeing Suffrage: Planning the 1913 Washington Woman’s Suffrage Parade

March: Women’s History Month Plans for a gigantic suffrage parade along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., in 1913 began as soon as Alice Paul and Lucy Burns convince the National American Woman Suffrage Association to put them in charge of its Congressional Committee in late November 1912. Paul and Burns, who had been friends since […]

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Women’s History Month: The Maryville (Missouri) Ladies Military Band

The 1913 Washington Suffrage Parade. The Missouri Ladies Military Band of Maryville, Missouri, was a 35-member band that traveled more than 1,500 miles to participate in the parade. The band wore blue uniforms and impressed the onlookers with their music and their precision. The first picture is the band just before the parade began. The […]

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Jane Burleson, grand marshall of the 1913 Washington Suffrage Parade

The 1913 Washington Suffrage Parade: Jane Burleson, the grand marshal of the parade

Women’s History Month: The 1913 Washington Suffrage Parade was led by Jane Burleson, the grand marshall of the parade. Burleson was a well-known horsewoman in Washington, and her confidence in the saddle is evident from this picture. Burleson led more than 5,000 parade participants up Pennsylvania Avenue and into a melee that changed the direction […]

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Seeing Suffrage now available for the iPad on the iBookstore

Now, as we approach the centennial of the Washington Suffrage Parade, a new book containing an explanation of the parade and more than 100 exquisite photographs has been published. Seeing Suffrage: The Washington Suffrage Parade, Its Photographs, and Its Effect on the American Political Landscape is now available as an iPad book on the iBookstore. […]

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How long did you wait in line to vote?

No One in America Should Have to Wait 7 Hours to Vote – The Atlantic.

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Check out this interactive timeline of women’s suffrage history in Nevada!

Women’s Research Institute of Nevada (WRIN) — A Century of Progress and Tradition.

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The education of Alice Paul

Why did Alice Paul earn so many college degrees? No one really knows the definitive answer to that question. Paul turned out to be quite good about concealing her motivations, usually arguing that whatever she was doing wasn’t about her and she wasn’t very important. Still, the question must be asked, and there are answers […]

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