Library of Congress: Women of Protest

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The Library of Congrss Photographs from the Records of the National Woman’s Party
The National Woman’s Party, representing the militant wing of the suffrage movement, utilized open public demonstrations to gain popular attention for the right of women to vote in the United States. Their picketing, pageants, parades, and demonstrations–as well as their subsequent arrests, imprisonment, and hunger strikes–were successful in spurring public discussion and winning publicity for the suffrage cause.

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