This month in History: The 1913 Women’s Parade in Washington DC

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This month in History: The 1913 Women’s Parade in Washington DC

This month in History was the Women Suffrage Procession which was a parade in Washington DC on Mar. 1, 1913. The women’s march was organized by Alice Paul and Lucy Stone of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Alice Paul and Lucy Stone organized the parade to help their cause of getting women the right to vote in the United States. Over 5000 women from all over the United States marched in the parade. The parade date was chosen to make an impact because of the number of visitors in Washington DC for President Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration. This parade brought a lot of attention and energy to the suffrage movement. It took another nine years for women to win the right to vote in the United States. If you want to know more about the suffrage movement come to the DC public library and check out these items.

Items to check about the Suffrage Movement include: