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The historic women’s suffrage march on Washington - Michelle Mehrtens

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On March 3, 1913, after months of strategic planning and controversy, thousands of women gathered in Washington D.C. for the Women’s Suffrage Parade -- the first mass protest for a woman’s right to vote. Michelle Mehrtens details how the march rejuvenated the fight for the 19th amendment.

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  • Educator Michelle Mehrtens
  • Narrator Christina Greer
  • Storyboard Artist Sasha Dudka
  • Animator Alex Bohdan, Tatiana Koroliova
  • Art Director Marianna Murashko
  • Illustrator Victor Zhuravliov, Nikita Bondarenko
  • Producer Anna Dolzhenko
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Script Editor Iseult Gillespie
  • Fact-checker Joseph Isaac
Additional Resources for you to Explore
Want to learn more about the National Suffrage Parade of 1913? Check out this article by the Smithsonian.

Despite the historic achievements of the suffrage movement, racial inequality continued to be a significant problem within the group. To read more about the activists who fought for voting rights for black women, click here.

To find out more about Ida B. Wells-Barnett, check out this TED-Ed animation about her or this link.

Interested in learning more about the suffragists behind the National Suffrage Parade of 1913? Click here.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Michelle Mehrtens
  • Narrator Christina Greer
  • Storyboard Artist Sasha Dudka
  • Animator Alex Bohdan, Tatiana Koroliova
  • Art Director Marianna Murashko
  • Illustrator Victor Zhuravliov, Nikita Bondarenko
  • Producer Anna Dolzhenko
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Script Editor Iseult Gillespie
  • Fact-checker Joseph Isaac