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October 1917


The New York Times, October 5, 1917 – Eighteen suffragists, imprisoned in the District of Columbia Workhouse in Occoquan, VA, reportedly attack the prison superintendant when prison officials attempt to take one of the suffragists to the Washington Asylum Hospital. The prison superintendant is suspended pending an investigation. Alice Paul denies many of the charges. read clipping


The New York Times, October 6, 1917 – Carrie Chapman Catt, president of NAWSA, urges full allegiance to the country to ensure the success of the war. The NAWSA Board also asks for a broad stand for American democracy “that knows no bias on the basis of race, color, creed, or sex.” read clipping


The New York Times, October 7, 1917 – Eleven more women from the National Woman’s Party, including Alice Paul, are arrested for picketing the White House. read clipping


The New York Times, October 14, 1917 – Letter to the Editor – The suffragists reply to the article by Mrs. James W. Wadsworth, president of the National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage, published in the Sunday Magazine section on September 9. read clipping

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