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March 1917

 

The New York Times, March 2, 1917 – President Wilson praises the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) for their service commitment in the event of war. read clipping

 

The New York Times, March 4, 1917 – Alice Paul is elected chairman of the National Woman’s Party, formed by combining the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage and the Woman’s Party. read clipping

 

The New York Times, March 5, 1917 – In the pouring rain, more than four hundred women from the National Woman’s Party picket for suffrage at the White House on the day of President’s Wilson inauguration for a second term. The women seek to meet with President Wilson, but are not allowed to do so. read clipping

 

The New York Times, March 5, 1917 – Jeannette Rankin becomes the first woman to serve in the US Congress, but an impersonator is introduced on the House floor as a joke. read clipping

 

The New York Times, March 7, 1917 – The Women’s Peace Party ousts Carrie Chapman Catt as honorary vice chair because of her commitment to support President Wilson’s war efforts. read clipping

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