On March 3, 1913, thousands of women took to the streets of Washington to fight for their right to vote. The Women's Suffrage Parade was the first mass protest for a woman's right to vote on a national scale, with activist Inez Milholland riding at the helm. By 1913, women’s rights activists had been campaigning for decades, but had achieved no major victories since 1896, when Utah and Idaho enfranchised women. Organized by Alice Paul, a member of the National American Women Suffrage Association, the march initiated a surge of support for women’s voting rights that endured in the coming years. Click play to learn more about the women behind this historic event and its significance.

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