Standing up for women's rights

ca. 1920

In 1917 the National Women’s Party picketed in front of the White House to press for voting rights for women. Some women who picketed were arrested and spent time in prison for obstruction of justice. This photograph of a protester outside the White House, taken around 1920, poses, in black and white, the central question of the matter.

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