On January 10 1917, a group of women picketed outside of the White House. The reason they were doing this was to get President Wilson to take action about women's rights to vote. Most of the woman were holding signs.
Fascinating. These women are willing to fight and be imprisoned for their cause.
Yeah, go ladies!
After picketing outside the White House, some of the women got arrested. While in prison, the women went on a hunger strike. The guards had to force feed them.
I'm so happy! Hopefully things will change now.
The women were also mistreated while in prison. They were beaten and abused. Because they refused to pay a fine, they were kept in jail.
Man, I'm so glad the women 100 years ago fought so that I could vote.
We did it.
While they were in jail, their story was published in a newspaper for women's suffragist. The reason for this was to promote their cause. The lawyers for these women said that the should be released.
Over 500 women were arrested. Out of those 500, only 168 women spent time in jail. After a month in prison, the women were freed.
After the women were freed, Wilson created the 19th Amendment. Now, 100 years later, women now have the right to vote and be a part of US Democracy. It is because of women like the Silent Sentinels who took action that women now vote.