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Suffragists Demonstrate Against Woodrow Wilson

On October 20, 1916, the National Women's Party (NWP) organized a suffrage demonstration outside of an auditorium in Chicago where President Woodrow Wilson was giving a campaign speech. Wilson, a Democrat, was running for his second term as President. The NWP wanted to put pressure on political candidates to help push through a constitutional amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote. These demonstrators were attacked by a mob.

Source | Records of the National Woman's Party Records, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress; Digital ID:
Creator | Burke & Atwell, Chicago
Item Type | Photograph
Cite This document | Burke & Atwell, Chicago, “Suffragists Demonstrate Against Woodrow Wilson,” SHEC: Resources for Teachers, accessed September 24, 2023,

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