Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt called on President Kennedy at the White House today and gave him a three-page list of women he should consider for top jobs in his now 52-day-old Administration.
"I have taken a firm resolution to go on a hunger strike until my last breath, or until Egyptian women attain their constitutional rights, without any conditions."
Though suffragists have many popular themes for speeches and meetings, tonight's choice to address 25 objections to woman suffrage has outdone them all in terms of drawing a crowd.
A worthy finale to a spectacularly successful 23-day nationwide rail tour by the "Prison Special" tonight, as 3,500 people greeted the formerly imprisoned suffragists at a gala in New York City's Carnegie Hall.
Though today's parade of 20 witnesses before a Senate subcommittee was far fewer than the 6,000 to 8,000 suffragists who fought their way down Washington, D.C.'s Pennsylvania Avenue on March 3rd, the respect and courtesy this smaller group received was infinitely greater.
The "Prison Special" arrived tonight in Chicago, carrying women who have served time in the Washington, D.C., District Jail, or Virginia's Occoquan Workhouse, for picketing along the White House fence in favor of woman suffrage.
A major victory today for 218 suffragists arrested last year for picketing along the White House fence!
The end of the trail and a spectacular entry into Washington, D.C., today for the suffrage hikers!
The suffrage hikers pushed on toward Washington, D.C., this morning despite rain, mud, hecklers and a growing conflict with the officers of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.