The Woman Suffragist Parade of 1913

Title

The Woman Suffragist Parade of 1913

Description

Over 5,000 marchers, mostly women, came to Washington, DC, from around the country to participate in the Woman Suffrage Parade of 1913. They marched down Pennsylvania Avenue from near the Capital to the Treasury Building. The mostly male crowd lining the street was hostile to the women and their aim of enfranchisement. Marchers were jeered, shoved, and tripped with police doing little to help. Eventually troops from nearby Fort Myer had to be called in for crowd control. Despite setbacks some were able to make it to the grandstand at the Treasury Building to speak. The parade and the crowd’s reaction reinvigorated support for the suffragists.

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. View original.

Date

03/03/1913

Coverage

Event Type

Event Sort Date

19130303

Description

Over 5,000 marchers, mostly women, came to Washington, DC, from around the country to participate in the Woman Suffrage Parade of 1913. They marched down Pennsylvania Avenue from near the Capital to the Treasury Building. The mostly male crowd lining the street was hostile to the women and their aim of enfranchisement. Marchers were jeered, shoved, and tripped with police doing little to help. Eventually troops from nearby Fort Myer had to be called in for crowd control. Despite setbacks some were able to make it to the grandstand at the Treasury Building to speak. The parade and the crowd’s reaction reinvigorated support for the suffragists.

Date

03/03/1913

Coverage

1890-1919

Source

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. View original.