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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

March 3

On this day in 1913, there was a parade in Washington DC in support of the woman's suffrage 8,000 marched that day. Sadly, mobs formed to harm and stop the parade by using violence, and even though Alice Paul had a permit and supposedly protection from the police. The police did nothing to stop them. 200 were injured and Army troops were brought in to stop the mobs. The outcry from the public in support for the women's suffrage and against the police for allowing such violence. Ended with the chief of police fired. And DC setting up a committee to investigate. And the subject of women's suffrage was back in the public mind with support. And the beginning of the Suffragette's movement in the United States. (do you know there are two different points of view as to how gain women the right to vote. suffragette: uses a more demanding, aggressive actions for right to vote. suffragist: a person who asks for the right to vote.
Reminder: March 8th is the 100 year anniversary of International Woman's Day.

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