theadora.brackOn Saturday 20,000 women marched through the streets of New York . . . Thousands of sisters followed their banners and showed their colors . . . This is New York’s second suffragette parade . . . In one year the suffragette paraders has increased from 3,000 to 20,000.
The line on Saturday consisted of miles of marching of women . . . Then there was the attitude of the spectators a year ago, showing a marked contrast with the sympathy of the vast crowds which watched this year’s parade.
This year, according to the Tribune, the great crowd was there to cheer and encourage . . . No longer were the paraders the victims of jest, but there was astonishment at the growth of the movement . . . It is regarded as marvelous.
—Associated Press, May 7, 1912, Title: The Suffragettes are Coming (New York Public Library's bronze flagpole base, created by Raffaele Menconi and Thomas Hastings in 1912.)
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