Women's Suffrage March of 1913

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Women's History Month - March 3rd

On March 3rd 1913,  over 5,000 people marched down Pennsylvania Avenue demanding for women’s right to vote. This event was strategically planned to occur a day before President Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration making the controversy impossible to ignore. The peaceful gathering was met by mob violence and resulted in over 300 people getting injured.  Despite the intense opposition, the bravery and resolve exhibited by women like Alice Paul, Lucy Burns and Inez Milholland proved to be unwavering in the years leading up to the achievement of women’s suffrage in 1920.

Melissa Harris-Perry

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