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 with reference to her arrange and act to win the proper to vote.
January 19, 1917
The wooden line has been occurring for over every week! and other people acknowledged they wouldn't final an afternoon and the elements nonetheless has no longer damaged. What's extra is information of the wooden is spreading and a growing number of ladies are coming from different elements 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 stated they might merely are available in to speak about a federal modification for the women's correct to vote. No espresso! This made me examine Sojourner Truth's phrases approximately males who support elevate girls into carriages and over dust puddles--that after all is the straightforward half, similar to giving them espresso. Giving them the vote is the not easy half.
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Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted and gathered into barns and no man could head me — and ain’t I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man — when I could get it — and bear the lash as well! And ain’t I a woman? ” JANUARY 6, 1917 Oh, dear, I am so worried about Alma. You can’t imagine what happened this morning. Marietta came knocking on my door early. And it’s a Saturday at that! She had a piece of paper in her hand. She said Juby had brought it. Juby is Marietta’s sister and is one of the maids in Alma’s 11 house.
In winter, we have hot chocolate with mountains of whipped cream. And then sometimes for a special occasion we share a banana split. JANUARY 2, 1917 Something exciting has happened. I am going to get to meet The Mosquito, the one who buzzes in President Wilson’s ear — Miss Alice Paul herself, who started the Woman’s Party that Mother and Auntie Claire belong to. There is to be a meeting at our house in two nights. ” It is a fancy word for going to the White House to see the president, President Woodrow Wilson.
I am sure of it. And I was just thinking about Mother and Father and Nell and what they were thinking about and about becoming an orphan, more or less. LATER Hah! Told you so. I heard Nell asking Marietta if she could ask Juby’s husband, Joss, who is the chauffeur for Alma’s 31 family, if he would teach her how to drive. We don’t have a chauffeur and Nell would never dream of asking Father. That would give away her plans immediately. FEBRUARY 2, 1917 Last night I went to Nell’s room and told her outright that I knew her plans.
A Time For Courage: The Suffragette Diary of Kathleen Bowen, Washington, D.C. 1917 (Dear America Series) by Kathryn Lasky