Women of the Suffragist Movement
Suffering for Suffrage
The suffragettes suffered severely,
People preferred past parameters.
Without a vote, women were like slaves.
Color? Gender? It should not matter!
Everyone deserved a chance to vote!
Emmeline G. Pankhurst in England,
And Alice Paul in America,
Formed unions to protest for suffrage.
Protests and prisoners were plentiful,
But it only strengthened their resolve.
Papers printing, unions uniting,
Wilson craved peace during the Great War.
On August 18th, 1920
Congress passed the nineteenth amendment,
And the suffragettes achieved their goal.