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Centennial Celebration of the Women's Suffrage Parade in Washington, DC




A coalition of organizations including the Smithsonian Museam of American History, the Alice Paul Institute, the Newseum, and others are hosting a centennial celebration weekend honoring the "historic fight for women's right to vote."    The event marks the 100th anniversary of the Woman Suffrage Procession (also known as the Women’s Suffrage Parade), held on March 3, 1913, where Alice Paul and some 8,000 women marched down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House before a crowd of 500,000 spectators gathered for Woodrow Wilson's inauguration to demand the right to vote.


Over the weekend Washington DC will host various exhibits, special programs, performances and events, including a march around the Capitol to honor the suffragists, a panel on modern-day activism using social media, and  a multimedia staged reading of a critically acclaimed Off Broadway play about Alice Paul. 


A full schedule of events can be found here.


Somo Publishing created this Emmy Award-winning parody video of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" to illustrate the struggle of Alice Paul and other suffragists and Suffragettes: