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The Tennessee Journalism Series

Seeing Suffrage Book CoverSeeing Suffrage

James Glen Stovall

On March 3, 1913 - one day before the inauguration of Woodrow Wilson as president - more than 5,000 women's suffrage supporters marched up Pennsylvania Avenue symbolically tracing the same route to power that the new president would take the next day.

The procession, conceived and produced by Alice Paul, was a statement by suffrage supporters that a new day had dawned in their quest to obtain voting rights for women.

The nation must be made to see suffrage.

What happened to them would be far different from what they or anyone else expected.

That's what Seeing Suffrage: The Washington Suffrage Parade of 1913, Its Pictures, and Its Effect on the American Political Landscape is about.

The book presents many photographs of the parade that have never been published. It also contains a detailed description of the parade and an analysis of affects on the suffrage movement.

The iPad edition of the book contains a separate bonus chapter on the First Amendment, author's notes about the book, and other items not found in the print edition.