Click on photo to enlarge or download: Left: Inez Milholland leads the first ever women’s suffrage procession in Washington, D.C. on March 3, 1913. One hundred years later, Coline Jenkins, right, wears an academic robe and sash worn by her suffragist foremothers, which include Elizabeth Cady Stanton, one of the authors of the 19th Amendment. Photos courtesy of Coline Jenkins and the Library of Congress
WASHINGTON – A record number of American women voted in last year’s presidential election. But a century ago this weekend, women were marching up Pennsylvania Avenue demanding the right to vote as thousands of men jeered and spit at them.