February 22, 2013 | Law and Justice, Politics and Leadership
The March that Got Women the Vote
Head to DC to celebrate the historic parade.
One hundred years ago—on March 3, 1913—5,000 women walked en masse down Washington, D.C.’s Pennsylvania Avenue, determined to win the right to vote. Their march came at a time when the energy and vigor behind female suffrage was at a 60-year low. But the march revitalized the movement—and within a decade women across the United States could legally vote in elections.
On the one-hundredth anniversary of that decisive march, a myriad of women’s groups are re-enacting it. The parade will begin at 9 am on March 3, at the U.S. Capitol, proceed down Pennsylvania Avenue and end near the Washington Monument for closing remarks. The entire parade route is 3.1 miles.
Among those marching will be people connected with the National Women’s History Museum in Washington, DC. The museum will also host related panel discussions and other events, as well as a month-long exhibit on the 1913 Suffrage.
To learn more about the march and other programs at the National Women’s History Museum, visit www.nwhm.org.