The Golden Lane: How Missouri Women Gained the Vote and Changed History

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It was June 14, 1916, a warm, sticky Wednesday morning. The Democratic Convention would soon meet in St. Louis. Inside the Jefferson Hotel, the men ate breakfast and met with their committees. Outside the hotel, thousands of women quietly took their places along both sides of Locust Street. They stood shoulder to shoulder, each one in a dress that brushed the pavement, shading herself with a yellow parasol and wearing a yellow sash that said "Votes for Women." The all-male delegations may not have had a comfortable walk down the Golden Lane, but they were moved to add women's suffrage to the national platform. Join Margot McMillen for an accessible history of a privilege too often taken for granted.
ISBN: 9781609490133
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Missouri
Images: 26
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Margot Ford McMillen has written six books and numerous articles about Missouri issues, heritage, women, conservation and history. Besides writing and teaching, she is a farmer and raises food for Missouri restaurants and stores. She lives with her husband, Dr. Howard Wight Marshall, in Callaway County.
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