Letter : Lucy K. Miller, Acting President, Pennsylvania Woman Suffrage Association, to Mrs. A.A. Holden, York Pennsylvania. October 18, 1917

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Title

Letter : Lucy K. Miller, Acting President, Pennsylvania Woman Suffrage Association, to Mrs. A.A. Holden, York Pennsylvania. October 18, 1917

Description

Miller thanks Holden for a recent letter she forwarded from Congressman Brodbeck and mentions the negative impact the National Woman's Party pickets are having on the entire movement.

In 1917, the National Woman's Party, founded by Alice Paul, targeted the President and Congress by staging protests at the gates of the White House every day to garner nationwide attention on the suffrage movement and fight for a federal suffrage amendment. The nonviolent protests ultimately led to attacks, arrest, imprisonment and force-feeding of the women. The National American Woman Suffrage Association and its affiliates were vocal in condemning the pickets and demonstrating ongoing support of the government and President Wilson.

Date

1917-10-18

Subject

Brodbeck, Andrew, 1860-1937
Holden, Mrs. Amasa A.
National American Woman Suffrage Association
National Woman's Party
Pennsylvania Woman Suffrage Association
Picketing
Sleichter, Mary
Women--Suffrage--Maine
Women--Suffrage--Pennsylvania
Women--Suffrage--New York

Creator

Miller, Lucy K.

Format

1 p.

Language

English

Identifier

DOCU.1917.25

Original Format

Letters (correspondence)

Physical Dimensions

21.5 x 28 cm.

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