By Kathryn Lasky
Because the struggle for women's suffrage heats up, Kathleen"Kat" Bowen will get to take part as her mom and her sister, and so on just about her manage and act to win the proper to vote.
January 19, 1917
The wood line has been happening for over every week! and folks stated they wouldn't final an afternoon and the elements nonetheless has no longer damaged. What's extra is information of the wood is spreading and increasingly more girls are coming from different components of the district and a few from as far-off as
Maryland and Virginia. President Wilson felt so sorry for them within the chilly that he invited them in for espresso yet they refused. They stated they'd in basic terms are available in to speak about a federal modification for the women's correct to vote. No espresso! This made me contemplate Sojourner Truth's phrases approximately males who aid elevate ladies into carriages and over dust puddles--that after all is the straightforward half, similar to giving them espresso. Giving them the vote is the difficult half.
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Extra resources for A Time For Courage: The Suffragette Diary of Kathleen Bowen, Washington, D.C. 1917 (Dear America Series)
Then he added, with a twinkle in his eye, “I might never have learned it, Mrs. ” “Ahh, yes, Sergeant Reilly. ” He nodded cheerily. JANUARY 24, 1917 Well, the Silent Sentinels, as the newspaper started out calling the women in the picket line, are now being called 28 in the paper besides “unwomanly and undesirable,” “dangerous,” “unsexed,” and “pathological,” which I had to look up in a dictionary. ” So women are “diseased” if they want to vote. “That’s a fine kettle of fish,” as my Grandma Bowen used to say.
I don’t know when she left my bed this morning, or maybe it was last night. I felt a twinge of shame that I was relieved that she did not speak to me of noble causes. She need not speak. Look how she bends herself into the wind. She is like a small sailing vessel in a vast and stormy sea as she sets her course for the White House to stand sentinel. 35 I suppose the Wilsons are having their morning coffee. And maybe some fancy breakfast rolls. They say there is a very good pastry chef in the White House.
We made her some hot chocolate and I got down my old Mother Goose, which she always seems to like, and began reading her some verses. She seemed fine by the time they left. Of course, we had to give her many instructions 37 about not telling her father where she had been. She nodded and said, “Ssshhh . . no tell Papa,” and then would smile slyly. FEBRUARY 5, 1917 President Wilson made a speech in support of selfgovernment for Puerto Rico. Now the women on the picket lines are making new signs demanding that he look in his own backyard and give women the right to vote.
A Time For Courage: The Suffragette Diary of Kathleen Bowen, Washington, D.C. 1917 (Dear America Series) by Kathryn Lasky