Women's Suffrage Parade, Jonah Eilers
Updated: 1/29/2020
Women's Suffrage Parade, Jonah Eilers
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The women's rights parade of March 3, 1913.

Storyboard Text

  • Alice Paul was an American suffragist and feminist who knew that change needed to be made. Women deserved the right to vote and she wanted their voices to be heard.
  • Alice, along with other suffragists and feminists organized a march in to raise awareness of this issue and voice their opinion. They handed out flyers and spread the word of a march that would take place in the near future.
  • During the parade actress Hedwig Reicher wore a costume of Columbia. She did this to represent the women in an artistic way and it has been remember as one of the most memorable events of the march.
  • Women will now be granted the right to vote.
  • On the date of the march suffragists rode a bus through Washington to get to the Women's Suffrage Parade.
  • Minutes after the parade many people (mainly men) began to interfere with the parade and perform unjustified acts. Many women were unjustly imprison women for participating in the parade.
  • The Women's Suffrage Parade may not have gone exactly as planned but it played a crucial role in the women's suffrage movement. The parade played an indirect role in helping create the 19th amendment which grants women the right to vote.
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