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 forth on the subject of her arrange and act to win the appropriate to vote.
January 19, 1917
The wood line has been occurring for over per week! and other people 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 distant 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 acknowledged they'd merely are available to speak about a federal modification for the women's correct to vote. No espresso! This made me ponder 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 demanding half.
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Belmont’s is just off K near Franklin Park. Mrs. Belmont is VERY rich and VERY grand and she is one of the most important people in the Woman’s Party. Because of her money and how smart she is, she has become one of the most important people in the suffrage movement. She gave the money to buy the building for the headquarters of the Woman’s Party on Lafayette Square directly across from the White House. There were many other buildings they could have bought, but when the one on Lafayette Square came up she said, “That’s it.
Belmont really knows where the president’s bedroom is, but nonetheless there is little escaping the Woman’s Party when it is right across the street. 14 When we delivered the cloth we were ushered into an elaborate parlor and then we heard a soft rustling. It was Mrs. Belmont’s taffeta afternoon gown. She is a large woman and the fabric for her gown was — well, a lot, so you could hear her before you could see her. She swept into the room like a ship. She reminds me so much of a ship because she has a large, firm bosom that precedes her like the prow of a vessel.
It was so cold that their eyes were watering and then they began to cry. Halfway home I noticed two tear tracks had frozen on Clary’s cheeks. We brought her inside my house and showed her. She laughed and when I started to dab them off with a warm towel she said, “No! ” Then she cried and the new warm tears melted the frozen ones. It was so sad, because she was trying to catch them and keep them like one would a souvenir for a scrapbook. 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.
A Time For Courage: The Suffragette Diary of Kathleen Bowen, Washington, D.C. 1917 (Dear America Series) by Kathryn Lasky