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Suffrage Petitioners' Automobile Parade to the U.S. Senate, Hyattsville, MD, July 31, 1913


Related Link: Woman Suffrage Centennial

credit: Records of the National Woman's Party, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress

On July 31, 1913, members of the Senate Committee on Woman Suffrage greeted a throng of activists in Hyattsville, Maryland. Many of the assembled suffragists had driven thousands of miles to hand-deliver their petitions to their representatives in Congress. When the speeches concluded, suffragists and senators piled into awaiting automobiles and drove the six miles to Washington, D.C., in what journalists called the “Great Auto Parade.”