Woman Suffrage Procession

Inez Milholland at the head of the Woman Suffrage Procession through Washington, DC
Inez Milholland at the head of the Woman Suffrage Procession through Washington, DC

Historical Context

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.

Photo Info


Date taken: March 3, 1913
Location taken: Washington, D.C., USA

Source: U. S. Information Agency

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