Full Caption: Woman's Journal and Suffrage News, March 8, 1913. Front page. JK1881.N357, sec. 1, no. 50 NAWSA. Rare Book and Special Collections Division. Full Caption: Woman's Journal and Suffrage News, March 8, 1913. Front page. JK1881.N357, sec. 1, no. 50 NAWSA. Rare Book and Special Collections Division.

The organizers designed the parade to be visually effective and to attract national media attention, but it was actions of men and the inaction of police that elicited much of the press coverage with newspapers crying “Suffragists and the Mob” and “Huge Mob Blocks Suffrage Parade.” Unruly crowds may have disrupted the procession, but they led to more and longer news stories and won sympathy for the cause.

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