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The Saturday Evening Post History Minute: The Suffrage March Riot of 1913

Published: March 22, 2018

In 1913, a group of suffragists decided to march on Washington, in what would become one of the most violent and chaotic episodes in the fight for women’s right to vote.

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  • Thanks for this informative video of this really ugly, violent day 105 years ago. It is shocking, but not that surprising, really. The circumstances were a perfect storm.

    Drunk, inferior feeling men secretly afraid of losing dominance over women, combined with that date, time, locale and mob mentality, proved to very combustible. 200+ women needing hospitalization is really serious. I hope they all recovered. Despite this, the march went on that day to completion, and it seemingly greatly accelerated women’s rights, backfiring on these criminals and their actions.

    This event was about 40 years after Fanny Fern passed away. What she wrote and did in the 19th century had to have helped here. Ms. Fern is one of the most important, interesting and incredible women in U.S. history. Thanks so much for the recent feature on her, and the links.