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The suffragists who picketed the White House were the first to do so according to the White House Museum. Verbally and physically abused by crowds, the police did little as President Wilson sought to ignore the men and women marching outside.

Suffragists Plan to Continue Trouble.pdf
This article describes the NWP as an organization determined to continue its efforts. The incarcerated picketers are described as uncomfortable in prison but determined to succeed. Alice Paul is shown as an indefatigable organizer, using the news…

In 1913 Alice Paul and Lucy Burns returned to the United States from the United Kingdom. The two women sought to create a political entity that would agitate for woman's suffrage at the federal level. For decades, the primary woman's suffrage…

Two Americans in Guildhall Plot.pdf
The Guildhall Exploit was an assault on the refined world of the English government. Long accustomed to relying on a stubborn style of compromise the British government was slow to recognize the seriousness of the suffragist movement. Smashing…

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After the picketers were arrested many sought to continue the protest in jail by engaging in hunger strikes. Subject to isolation, misinformation and force-feeding, the incarcerated women maintained their strikes and the resulting publicity helped…

Wilson Exhorts the Foreign Born.pdf
This article talks about Wilson calling the nation together in a time of war in Europe during a speech in Chicago. After his arrival, but before his speech, NWP protesters arrived carrying signs calling on Wilson to endorse women's suffrage. After…

Woman Arrests Suffrage Pickets.pdf
This article describes the arrest of two picketers, one of whom is Lucy Burns, outside the White House. The article relate that Burns was called on by a female officer to go peacefully and relinquish the banner she was carrying with her associate. …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeOHPfsCtFo&feature=related (You will have to cut and paste this link in your browser.  I am sorry about the inconvenience but apparently you have to buy an omeka product to embed links.)   This video describes…
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