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Quotations From ALISON LOW TURNBULL HOPKINS

 

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    We ask not pardon for ourselves but justice for all American women.
    Alison Low Turnbull Hopkins (1880-1951), U.S. suffragist. As quoted in Past and Promise, part 3, by Janet Gibbs-Albanesius (1990). Arrested for pro-suffrage picketing on July 14, 1917 (Bastille Day) at the White House, Hopkins was sentenced to sixty days in prison but pardoned by President Woodrow Wilson at the behest of her husband. Hopkins, however, claimed that Wilson had acted only to save himself political embarrassment and stood alone at the White House gates with a sign bearing this statement. Women were granted the right to vote in 1919, with passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution.

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