Friday, December 19, 2014

Suffrage Arrest

This was a Suffrage Protest at the White House in 1918. In this case, the police actually move in and arrest the protesters. You can see the police in the foreground, and back by the fence you can see the top of the banner of one of the protesters.

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  1. A psychiatrist who examined a little-known suffragette named Alice Paul in 1917, after she was arrested and imprisoned for protesting in front of the White House. Paul and a small group of women were charged with obstructing traffic and not only imprisoned, but beaten and chained to their rat infested cells.

    Paul staged a hunger strike which resulted in her being moved to a sanatorium, where the aforementioned psychiatrist examined her. During the press conference that followed he was asked if he thought Alice Paul was insane. He replied, “Courage in women is often mistaken for insanity.”