Suffragists in Washington D.C.: The 1913 Parade and the Fight for the Vote
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, WIPPS will host a series of public virtual events in September and October featuring speakers well-versed in the history of the movement, representing both the national and state level perspectives. The series begins September 22 at 7 p.m., with a presentation by Rebecca Roberts, journalist and author of Suffragists in Washington, DC: The 1913 Parade and the Fight for the Vote. The book is a vivid narrative of the heroic struggle of Alice Paul and the National Woman’s Party as they worked to earn the vote, framed by the demonstration known as The Great Suffrage Parade. The Great Suffrage Parade was the first civil rights march to use the nation’s capital as a backdrop. Roberts will read selections from her book and share her research into this historical effort.
This is event is in partnership with the Central Wisconsin Book Festival.