PROTEST FOR PICKETS SENT TO PRESIDENT:Mrs. Belmont Tells Him Their Treatment in Washington Jail Is Inhuman.

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PROTEST FOR PICKETS SENT TO PRESIDENT:Mrs. Belmont Tells Him Their Treatment in Washington Jail Is Inhuman.

Subject

The treatment of incarcerated picketers was often severe and sometimes brutal. The NWP constantly sought to get its members freed by having them classified as political prisoners and petitioning the White House for their release.

Description

The article describes the poor conditions that Alice Paul and other picketers are enduring in prison calling them political prisoners it asks why they are held in a jail for murders. The article also goes on to describe the next picket of the White House in the coming days. The article, written on November 10, 1917, comes four days before the infamous "Night of Terror" and the protest referred to in the article is most likely the same that caused the violent beatings of several women while in their cells. It is a grisly reminder of knowing what is going to happen and the hopeful tone taken by the picketers who want to be allowed to march is heart-rending.

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New York Times (1857-1922). New York, N.Y.:Nov 10, 1917. p. 3 (1 pp.)

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ProQuest Historical Newspapers The New York Times (1851 - 2007)

Date

November 10, 1917

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Open source for educational purposes

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“PROTEST FOR PICKETS SENT TO PRESIDENT:Mrs. Belmont Tells Him Their Treatment in Washington Jail Is Inhuman. ,” The Suffragette Movement: Picketing the White House , accessed September 22, 2017, http://picketingpresidentwilson.omeka.net/items/show/14.