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Public Domain Picture: Women's Suffrage Parade, 1917

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Women's Suffrage Parade, 1917
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Women's Suffrage Parade, 1917
Allyn Cox Oil on Canvas 1973-1974 Great Experiment Hall Cox Corridors For decades after America won its independence from Great Britain, many of its people still lacked basic rights. The drive for woman suffrage was formalized at the 1848 women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York, but not until 1920 (with the ratification of the nineteenth amendment to the Constitution) did women have the right to vote. This mural depicts a 1917 suffrage parade in New York. Anna Howard Shaw, in cap and gown, leads the parade in New York, and at the right is Carrie Chapman Catt, president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Left: Jeanette Rankin of Montana, the first woman elected to the House of Representatives, is depicted. Right: Joseph H. Rainey of South Carolina, the first African American elected to the House of Representatives, is shown. This official Architect of the Capitol photograph is being made available for educational, scholarly, news or personal purposes (not advertising or any other commercial use). When any of these images is used the photographic credit line should read “Architect of the Capitol.” These images may not be used in any way that would imply endorsement by the Architect of the Capitol or the United States Congress of a product, service or point of view. For more information visit
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