The 1913 Great Suffrage Parade was the first civil rights march to use the nation’s capitol as a backdrop. The actions of Alice Paul and the National Woman’s Party in forming the parade began the era of protests, picketing, and campaigning for the women’s right to vote, leading directly to the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920. Author Rebecca Boggs Roberts narrates the heroic struggle of these brave women as they worked to earn the vote in Suffragists in Washington, D.C.: The 1913 Parade and the Fight for the Vote. Join us to learn more about the ladies that paved the way for gender equality.
The Great Suffrage Parade was the first civil rights march to use the nation's capital as a backdrop. Despite sixty years of relentless campaigning by suffrage organizations, by 1913 only six states allowed women to vote. Then Alice Paul came to Washington, D.C.