Women's Suffrage Parade Walking Tour
In celebration of Women’s History Month, join DC EcoWomen for a guided walking tour lead by U.S. National Park Service Park Ranger Catherine Alvarado Cilfone.
American women demanded their right to vote in a Declaration of Sentiments issued at the first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, NY in 1848. By the 1913 inauguration of President-elect Wilson, women were still waiting for that democratic right. Explore the spectacular pre-inauguration parade that filled Pennsylvania Avenue with 5,000 marching women, colorful floats and banners, ladies on horseback, and mayhem delivered by opposing forces. Over 100 women were hospitalized but the national event reinvigorated the struggle for women’s suffrage
Meet at 12th & Pennsylvania Avenue NW near the Benjamin Franklin statue (look for the park ranger in uniform). The 1.3 mile walking tour will follow the inaugural route in reverse and finish at the Belmont Paul Women’s Equality National Monument (2nd & Constitution Avenue NE). Visit the house free of charge if your schedule allows after the walking tour.
Note: While DC EcoWomen hosts many co-ed events throughout the year, this is a women only event.
12th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Sunday, March 5th, 1:30pm-3:30pm
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