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August 1917


The New York Times, August 3, 1917 – The White House picketing by the National Woman’s Party turns some senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee against women's suffrage. read clipping


The New York Times, August 5, 1917 – Sunday Magazine – Several different women’s organizations are participating in the war work. The Woman's Committee of the Council of National Defense describes the coordination, to ensure efficiency, across many different groups. read clipping


The New York Times, August 10, 1917 – Women from the National Woman’s Party meet with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. read clipping


The New York Times, August 11, 1917 – Lucy Burns, from the National Woman’s Party, carries a banner in front of the White House that reads: “Kaiser Wilson — Have you forgotten your sympathy for the poor Germans because they are not self-governed? Twenty million American women are not self governed. Take the beam out of your own eye.” The banner draws a crowd, and someone from the crowd steals the banner. read clipping

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