1913 Womens Suffrage Parade

Women's right to vote

What Happened?

On March 3rd, one day before the inauguration of President Woodrow Wilson, a parade began in Washington D.C.. It included 8,000 marchers, including nine bands, four mounted brigades, and 20 floats. It was lead by Alice Paul for the National American Woman Suffrage Association. They were attacked by a very large group of men. At the end over one hundred marchers were hospitalised.

The violence the women faced was in a major news story, causing the government to pay more attention to women's rights. there were many hearings to try to decide whether to change the law or not. Seven years later congress passed the 19th amendment.