Friday, March 14, 2014

Women's Suffrage Parade

100 Years Ago this month; one day before the inauguration of President Woodrow Wilson, the Women's Suffrage Parade took place in Washington D.C.  It seemed to be off to a good start despite that it was a late start, but it soon became choked up along the Pennsylvania Avenue route by tens of thousands of spectators, mostly men. 

The marchers' were shoved and assaulted by the spectators,  while the police seemed indifferent to the marchers treatment.  By the end of the day over 100 marchers were hospitalized! The mistreatment of the marchers amplified the event -- and the cause -- into a major news story and led to congressional hearings, where the D.C. superintendent of police lost his job.
See the pics here.        See the link to Wikipedia here.