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The photographed meeting of the English radical Mrs. Pethick-Lawrence and Alice Paul. Paul learned to use the militant tactics of the women's suffrage movement in England and then brought them to America. Paul is on the left and Mrs.…

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Alice Paul engaged in hunger strikes when imprisoned for agitating for Women's suffrage in England. This article describes the process and her reaction. "When the forcible feeding was ordered, I was taken from my bed, carried to another room and…

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Members of the breakaway National Woman's Party(NWP) picket the White House during the Wilson administration. They are wearing banners designating their Alma Maters. The NWP strove to show that their organization was made up of dedicated young…

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Fourteen Suffragists stand on the picket line outside the Wilson White House. The sign reads, "Mr. President How Long Must Women Wait For Liberty." Wilson would lead the United States to war by calling it a democratic crusade. American women used…

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The National Woman's Party had numerous branches throughout the country. State organizations, like the women of Maryland shown here, agitated locally for suffrage rights on a state by state basis. When the 19th amendment went to the states these…

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Lucy Burns was a co-founder of the Congressional Union, which beacme the National Woman's Party in 1917. She espoused the aggressive attention grabbing tactics of the English suffragette movement. Jailed repeatedly between 1913 and 1919 for…

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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…

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Emily Pankhurst derides the suffragists who favor a conciliatory approach to the British political establishment. Ignoring the pledge to consider women's suffrage in the coming days Pankhurst argues that more, not less, aggression was needed to…

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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.

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. …
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