Author and Historican Margot McMillen researched women's suffrage and published the Missouri story in her book "The Golden Lane, How Missouri Women Gained the Vote and Changed History". In it, she describes a silent protest of 3000 women in St. Louis in 1916 and how this protest contributed in a major way to the suffrage movement.
In 1916, over 3000 suffragists converged on Saint Louis, MO in the sweltering heat during the Democratic National convention poised to re-nominate Woodrow Wilson as President. Their sole demand was a plank in the party platform in support of women's suffrage. Wearing white dresses and golden sashes that said "Votes For Women', they lined the street where the delegates would walk from their hotel to the convention center. The impact of these women, who formed a 'walkless talkless parade', sometimes called "The Golden Lane" was enormous. They accomplished their objective and got the plank on the platform.
There will be a re-enactment of that event on Saturday, September 3, 2016 in St. Louis. Committee member Rebecca Now will also join the discussion about this critical chapter of women's political history in the United States. Rebecca has studied the speeches of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and often performs in costume this famous woman of history.
Learn more about the "CELEBRATE THE VOTE" Festival, and register to particpate: https://twitter.com/suffragist2016
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