On Monday, March 3, 1913, clad in a white cape astride a white horse, lawyer Inez Milholland led the great woman suffrage parade down Pennsylvania Avenue in the nation's capital. Behind her stretched a long line with nine bands, four mounted brigades, three heralds, about twenty-four floats, and more than 5,000 marchers...
|Archived photo of parade.|
For 72 years, women fought for the right to vote in the U.S. This parade represents a turning point, as it created a great deal of attention for the cause of suffrage.
How cool that women are marching today in Washington D.C., in memory and in the honor of women's rights. So much still needs to be accomplished for equality - for both women and men, of all colors and classes.
For an account of the original march: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/awhhtml/aw01e/aw01e.htmlhttp://memory.loc.gov/ammem/awhhtml/aw01e/aw01e.html