Women's Suffrage March on Fifth Ave, New York

25,000 women march in New York City demanding right to vote
25,000 women march in New York City demanding right to vote

Historical Context

In 1915 suffragettes organized a march down New York's fifth Avenue in support of the up-coming referendum in the state on giving women the vote. The number of women marching was at least 25,000, though one spectator estimated 40,000 women marched five miles in a peaceful manner, all dressed in white, holding signs such as "“You trust us with the children; trust us with the vote".

The march ultimately failed and women in the state were not granted the right to vote until two years later in 1917. Nationally American women didn't receive the vote until the passing of the 19th Amendment in 1919.

Photo Info


Date taken: October 23, 1915
Location taken: New York City, New York, USA

Source: TIME

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