The march through Washington in 1913 was the suffrage movement's first national event. Spearheaded by Alice Paul the march was led by activist Inez Milholland on a white ahead of 5,000 suffragettes.
The timing of the march was strategic; it was held a day before the inauguration of President Woodrow Wilson, and did much bring the cause to wider public attention.
Source: U. S. Information Agency
- 1913-03-03 Woman suffrage procession through Washington, D.C. organized by Alice Paul and Lucy Burns and led by Inez Milholland. Ida B. Wells marched with her Illinois delegation despite blacks being told to march in a separate section.
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