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Exhibition Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote

“Mass Meeting: Prison Special on Nation Wide Tour,” Admission ticket, February 10, 1919. NWP Records, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (112.00.00)

“Prison Special” Tour Aboard the Democracy Limited

During the rest of the suffrage campaign, the NWP took full advantage of the publicity generated by the arrests of the pickets. In February 1919, they put former suffrage prisoners on a train they named Democracy Limited and sent them from Washington, D.C., on a cross-country speaking tour. Their first stop was Charleston, South Carolina, on February 16 (delayed from February 10), where more than a thousand people were turned away from the capacity-filled Academy of Music.

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