One hundred years ago, presidential inaugurations were held in March. In 1913, women took advantage of the public attention on Washington, D.C. to demonstrate for the right to vote. The picture above made me smile, because I am sure it was the inspiration for the cover of the following book:
Mama Went to Jail for the Vote by Kathleen Karr. This picture book describes the final stage of American women’s campaign for the right to vote, from the march in 1913 through picketing the White House in 1917.
For a nonfiction account of the same events, try
Women’s Right to Vote by Elaine Landau or