33,000 March in New York City Suffrage Parade
An estimated 33,000 women and men paraded down New York City’s Fifth Avenue on this day in support of women’s suffrage, in what was called the “Banner Parade.” New York State amended its constitution in 1917 to grant women the right to vote in state elections.
The Nineteenth Amendment granting women the right to vote was ratified on August 18, 1920, and women voted in all federal and state federal elections, including the election for president, for the first time in November 1920.
Watch a documentary on the earlier 1913 suffrage parade: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-o5BGbyh8M
Read a biography of Alice Paul: Mary Walton, A Woman’s Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot (2010)
Learn more: Ellen Carol DuBois, Woman Suffrage and Women’s Rights (1998)
Learn more at a timeline on women’s suffrage: http://dpsinfo.com/women/history/timeline.html