October 23, 1915: Women March in New York for Suffrage Parade
On this day in 1915, 25,000 women marched up Fifth Avenue in New York City advocating for women’s voting rights. Five years later, the 19th amendment was passed in 1920 and granted 26 million women (half of the population at the time) the right to vote.
Dive deep into the Suffrage Movement with American Experience’s “Battle for Suffrage” article, which details key figures, events, and victories throughout the Suffrage movement.
Photo: Photograph shows four women carrying ballot boxes on a stretcher during a suffrage parade in New York City, New York (Library of Congress).
Photo: Suffrage parade, NYC, Oct. 23, 1915 (Library of Congress).