On this centennial of the great Women’s Suffrage Parade, remembering a bit of Rockford history

Pat Cunningham

On this date in 1913, a big parade was held in our nation’s capital in support of a constitutional amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote.

But since it was also the day before the inauguration of Woodrow Wilson as president, the parade did not entirely go well, as we see HERE:

Though the parade began late, it appeared to be off to a good start until the route along Pennsylvania Avenue became choked with tens of thousands of spectators — mostly men in town for the inauguration. Marchers were jostled and ridiculed by many in the crowd. Some ...

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