This is what Washington, DC looked like on March 3, 1913. Eight thousand women marching for the right to vote. That is only 100 years ago. It took 7 more years before the right to vote, the 19th Amendment, was ratified on August 18, 1920 and adopted on August 26, 1920. In the United States, women had been working to get the right to vote since 1878.
New Zealand, Australia, Finland and Norway gave women the right to vote prior to the United States.
"We're #1" the chant goes.
Hedwig Reicher as “Columbia” in the suffrage pageant.Photograph, March 3, 1913. George Grantham Bain Collection (LOT 11052-2). Prints and Photographs Division. LC-USZ62-70382.
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