Rosalie Gardiner Jones – Film Clip shows her March to Washington, DC

Thanks to my friend, Natalie Naylor for telling me about this site where you can see a wonderful film clip of Rosalie Gardiner Jones leading a contingent of suffragists on a march to Washington DC, in late February of 1913. This march followed soon after the group’s march to Albany, which had taken them over 170 miles in 13 days, and had just been completed in December, 1912.  The New York group was marching to Washington to join with other suffragists, including Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, to call attention to the suffragists’ cause.

The DC march was scheduled for March 3, 1913, the day before President Wilson’s inauguration*, and was attended by an estimated five thousand marchers, and hundreds of thousands of spectators. Unfortunately, it was also marked by violence and abuse of the suffragists, with the silver lining of increased press attention.

Chapter 6 in my book tells the whole story. In the meantime, check out this site:

http://www.filmpreservation.org/dvds-and-books/clips/on-to-washington-1913

 

*At that time Presidential elections were held in March.

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