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Nellie Bly for the New York Evening Journal at the 1913 Washington DC Suffrage Rally

"Noted Writer in Washington for the Evening Journal: Nellie Bly 'On the Job.'"

Era: Suffrage Era | Media: Newspapers, Pageants and Parades, Web-based


Here is Nellie Bly’s article in the March 3, 1913, issue of the New York Evening Journal, writing about her experience as a sentry in the Washington DC Suffrage rally and parade the day before President Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration. The University of Texas at Austin has the fullest run of the newspaper. Bly was never a card-carrying suffragist but clearly pro women’s rights. In 1896, she wrote about the suffrage convention of that year, also hosted in Washington DC, as well as about “Women of the Pulpit” and Susan B. Anthony in what is considered a seminal interview.

There is more about Bly’s article about the 1913 parade  in this article by Brooke Kroeger for the Gotham Center for New York History, titled “When the Suffrage Movement Got Its Makeover On.”




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