Plans for a gigantic suffrage parade along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., 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 set about immediately contacting friends and anyone sympathetic to the idea. If they were going to pull this off on the day they intended — March 3, 1913, the day before Woodrow Wilson was to be inaugurated president — they had only three months.
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