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Women's suffrage in 1917...

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June 21, 1917

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, June 21, 1917

* Fight for Women's Suffrage
* Disorder at the White House
* Demonstration - Picketing - Rioting
* Katharine A. Morey & Lucy Burns
* Woman Suffragist Nell Richardson

The front page has a nice banner headline: "ENRAGED CROWDS ATTACK SUFFRAGE PICKETS" with subheads. (see) Nice for display. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper. Rare as such.
Complete with 14 pages, minor residue from a label removed on the front page, a little irregular along the spine, generally nice.

wikipedia notes: On June 22, Morey and fellow suffragist Lucy Burns were picketing Pennsylvania Avenue, when they were surrounded by police who demanded they turn over their sign, which read, "‘We shall fight for the things we have always carried nearest our hearts – for democracy, for the right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their Government.’ President Wilson’s War Message, April 2nd, 1917." The two women refused to relinquish their pickets, knowing they would be arrested. Morey and Burns were sentenced for blocking traffic. Morey served three days in jail.

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