INEZ MILHOLLAND BOISSEVAIN – Stories of an American suffragette, who led the 1913 Washington march, championing the black Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Her death in 1916 galvanized the National Woman's Party, which launched picketing of Wilson's White House. After arrests of the picketers, and a hunger strike and maltreatment of the prisoners (force-feeding), public opinion changed. Wilson did too, and the 19th Amendment became law in 1920.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
xBOISSEVAIN | Eugen (Superseded)
Married well, and then again.
First Inéz, for the women's vote,
Then 'twas Edna, the poet we quote.
(Clerihew by JT Marlin.)
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