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Throughout history, people have protested injustice and demonstrated for their rights. This is a pictorial history of these events. << Read less
This photo shows a group of unemployed men in New York on May 31st 1909 holding signs calling for the unemployed to rally together. A few of the signs read "The right to work shall be guaranteed to all citizens regardless of creed, color or sex" and "Fall in line make way for brotherhood establish justice".
A depiction of the great Pullman strike of 1894 which prompted Congress to establish Labor Day as a national holiday.
Alice Paul, leader of the National Woman’s Party, unfurled the completed Ratification Flag in Washington D.C. in August 1920 to celebrate passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guaranteeing women nationally the right to vote.
People in this photo:
Alice Paul
Born: Jan 11, 1885
Raising the Suffrage banner in the ratification of terms - getting the vote!
This is a photo of Raising the Suffrage flag when terms ratified added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
A photo of picketers at the White House in 1920. "Americans: Can we stand by while England butchers Irishmen at our very door?" "Uncle Sam: Can you watch John Bull murder the poor old woman?"
This is a photo of Irish pickets at White House added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
This is a photo of Irish demonstration [...] protest added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
This is a photo of Suffrage Memorial added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
A photo of a demonstration by American Ass'n. recognizing Irish Republic
This is a photo of Jewish protest demonstrations against Palestine White... added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
This is a photo of Irish Demonstration, British Embassy added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
This is a photo of Irish Demonstration, British Embassy added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
This is a photo of Irish Demonstration, 4/1/20 added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
This is a photo of Amelia Rosser as Ireland added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
This is a photo of Irish Demonstration, 4/1/20 added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
This is a photo of Irish Demonstration, 4/1/20 added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
A photo of Alice Paul, with her fellow suffragettes, sewing stars on the suffrage flag
People in this photo:
Alice Paul
1885 - 1977
This is a photo of Illinois - the anarchist-labor troubles in Chicago - a... added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
This is a photo of New York City - great eight-hour labor demonstration -... added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
This is a photo of New York City - grand demonstration of workingmen,... added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
This is a photo of New York City - John Most, the anarchist, addressing a... added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
Cartoon showing clownish looking women wearing garish clothing at a meeting. "The only way we can gain women's suffrage is by making our appeal through our charm, our grace, and our beauty."
Political cartoon entitled "Making the polls attractive to the anti-suffragists". They were suggesting that most women were too busy having fun to vote.
Selig Cohen, known as Selif Silverstein, attempted to use a bomb in Union Square on March 28, 1908. He was unsuccessful and ended up killing himself and a bystander when the bomb exploded prematurely. Anarchists - casualties of anarchist riot, Union Square. Taken 20 seconds after bomb thrown in NYC.
Piles of garbage on street outside markets during garbage collectors' strike in New York City.
Grand demonstration of the democracy in New York City, October 5, 1868 Soldiers and other men of the Democratic Party demonstrating, banner reads "reduce taxation before taxation reduces us."
Strikes - street railways--New York--Stopped car on 86th St. and 6th Ave. 1916
Cartoon shows Charles James Fox, an English patriot, standing among a group that includes a small child, an old woman, a slave, and a shoeshiner. This cartoon is an apparent attack on the British Opposition to George III and the war against the American colonies.
Group of women standing in circle on sidewalk and talking, during the New York City rent strike of 1908.
Strikers from Lawrence, Massachusetts, with children, in New York City, 1912 Feb. 19.
The labor troubles at Homestead, Pa. - Attack of the strikers and their sympathizers on the surrendered Pinkerton men / drawn by Miss G.A. Davis, from a sketch by C. Upham.
This is a photo of The great railway strikes - scenes in and about Chicago added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
This is a photo of The Homestead riot added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
This is a photo of Illinois - The anarchist-labor troubles in Chicago The... added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
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