Letter : A.R. Brodbeck to Mrs. A.A. Holden. [1917]

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Letter : A.R. Brodbeck to Mrs. A.A. Holden. [1917]

Description

Letter from Andrew Brodbeck, Congressman from Pennsylvania, to Mrs. A.A. Holden regarding the woman suffrage amendment and the National Woman's Party pickets of the White House.

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

Subject

Brodbeck, Andrew, 1860-1937
Holden, Mrs. Amasa A.
National American Woman Suffrage Association
National Woman's Party
Picketing
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Woman Suffrage
Women--Suffrage--Pennsylvania

Format

1 p.

Language

English

Identifier

DOCU.1917.26

Original Format

Letters (correspondence)

Physical Dimensions

20.5 x 25 cm.

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