Feb. 10, 1913
Suffrage hikers from around the country assemble in New York for the"suffrage hike" to Washington, D.C.
IMAGE: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
In late 1912, the American movement for women’s suffrage proposed a publicity action to draw attention to their cause: a massive march on Washington to coincide with Woodrow Wilson’s presidential inauguration. The suffragists walked 234 miles in 17 days and arrived in Washington in time for the main event, dubbed The Woman Suffrage Procession.
The procession was led by New York lawyer Inez Mulholland, clad in white atop a white horse. She was followed by five mounted brigades, nine bands, 26 floats and an estimated 8,000 marchers.