In a speech to the delegates, the usually tactful Carrie Chapman Catt, president of N.A.W.S.A. from 1900 to 1904, declared that women demanded the vote nationwide without delay, and ” … if the Constitution stands in our way, let’s tear it up and make a new one !”
From morning until night, an active, 12-hour workday for everyone here on the fifth day of the National American Woman Suffrage Association’s 45th annual convention.
The treatment of women by the criminal justice system was denounced today by Louise DeKoven Bowen on the fourth day of the National American Woman Suffrage Association’s convention.
Optimism continues to abound at the National American Woman Suffrage Association’s convention! According to Alice Paul, who heads N.A.W.S.A.’s Congressional Committee as well as her own Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage, not many more of these gatherings will have to be held, because victory is rapidly approaching.
Today, for the first time, American suffragists held an open-air meeting, and spoke to a street-corner crowd, composed mostly of men who just happened to be passing by, instead of speaking only to supporters in homes and private meeting halls.
Today’s session of the National American Woman Suffrage Association’s convention got off to a rousing start with the unfurling of a giant banner reading: “We Demand An Amendment To The United States Constitution Enfranchising Women.”
A second consecutive day of victory for the “Silent Sentinels” who have been picketing along the White House fence in favor of woman suffrage! The last of the imprisoned pickets had their sentences commuted today by the same judge who had originally imposed the outrageously long prison terms on them.
Alice Paul and all other hunger-striking suffragists have been unconditionally and unexpectedly released from D.C.’s District Jail by Police Court Judge Alexander Mullowney, the same judge who had originally sentenced them.
Even though there were no official announcements or outward signs of activity today at Washington, D.C.’s District Jail, where the suffragist prisoners are being held, there appears to be some serious negotiating going on behind the scenes.
The struggle of the imprisoned suffragists continues today in D.C.’s Washington Asylum and Jail, which most people around here simply call the “District Jail.”