100 Years Ago

Official Program Woman Suffrage Procession, Washington, DC March 3, 1913

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
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
Women’s Right to Vote by Elaine Landau or

You Wouldn't Want to be a Suffragist
You Wouldn’t Want to be a Suffragist: A Protest Movement that’s Rougher than You Expected by Fiona MacDonald.

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