In 1917 Alice Paul, by now head of the National Woman’s Party, began a plan of picketing the White House to demand that President Woodrow Wilson support a suffrage amendment. The women who participated in this picketing were known as Silent Sentinels. The effect this had on Wilson’s thinking is still debated, and Professor Michael Keene discusses this issue in this video.

This video is included in the iPad edition of Seeing Suffrage: The Washington Suffrage Parade of 1913, Its Pictures and Its Effect on the Political Landscape.

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