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January 1919

 

The New York Times, January 2, 1919 – Front Page – The National Woman’s Party burns copies of President Wilson’s speech in Lafayette Park. Women carrying banners are knocked down by men in the crowd, who are wearing army and navy uniforms. The “watch fire” urns are destroyed. read clipping

The New York Times, January 2, 1919 – The Times summarizes the major events of 1918, including events involving suffrage for women. read clipping

The New York Times, January 7, 1919 – Alice Paul and five other women from the National Woman’s Party are arrested for starting “watch fires” in urns across from the White House. The women refuse to pay the fines and are sent to jail. read clipping

The New York Times, January 8, 1919 – Three more women from the National Woman’s Party are arrested for igniting “watch fires” in urns in Lafayette Park. The women do not pay bail and are held in the Washington House of Detention awaiting trial. read clipping

The New York Times, January 9, 1919 – Editorial – Germans now have universal suffrage for men and women. When the Germans go to the polls in ten days to elect a new government, the editor of The Times worries there will be too many inexperienced voters. read clipping

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