Suffragist Alice Paul, in a 1913 photograph. Paul was born in New Jersey, earned an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, then traveled to England and became friends with members of the women’s suffrage movement there. She soon became very active herself, and, on returning to the United States soon after, joined the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA). Her first actions as part of NAWSA were to organize a massive parade in Washington, D.C. to promote a new constitutional amendment that would guarantee women’s right to vote in the U.S.
Anti- and Pro-suffrage propoganda from the early 20th century. Interesting to see how the arguments were made. Shocking to realize that women have only been able to vote for less than 100 years.
Look at this awesome woman protesting for her rights!
A map of the march for women’s suffrage in 1913
On March 3, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the landmark 1913 women’s march for suffrage! Is it just us, or is it kind of unbelievable that women’s rights to vote isn’t even 100 years old?