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January 1917

 

The New York Times, January 4, 1917 – On the first day of New York State’s legislative session, a bill is introduced to give women in the state the right to vote. read clipping

 

The New York Times, January 10, 1917 – Front Page – After an unsuccessful meeting with President Wilson, the Woman’s Party plans to picket the White House. read clipping

 

The New York Times, January 11, 1917 – Two dozen women, led by Alice Paul, work in shifts picketing for suffrage in front of the White House. The women are dubbed “silent sentinels”. read clipping

 

The New York Times, January 12, 1917 – Due to the frigid temperatures, President Wilson invites the “silent sentinels” to warm up inside the White House. The women do not accept the invitation. read clipping

 

The New York Times, January 14, 1917 – The “silent sentinels” observe a day of rest on Sunday. read clipping

 

The New York Times, January 14, 1917 – Letter to the Editor – Carrie Chapman Catt asserts that many of the suffrage defeats in 1915 and 1916 were due to election fraud, voting irregularities, and the practice of buying votes. She cites several examples. read clipping

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