A Time For Courage: The Suffragette Diary of Kathleen Bowen, by Kathryn Lasky

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 set up and act to win the precise to vote.

January 19, 1917
The wooden line has been happening for over per week! and other people acknowledged they wouldn't final an afternoon and the elements nonetheless has now not damaged. What's extra is information of the wooden is spreading and progressively 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 basically are available to discuss a federal modification for the women's correct to vote. No espresso! This made me examine Sojourner Truth's phrases approximately males who support raise 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 difficult half.

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He blames Auntie Claire most of all and his words are simply poisonous. Father tried to calm him down. He speaks in such ugly ways.

I guess it’s easier to pick up wounded bodies that are 38 slippery with blood if you wear gloves. And the ambulances were modern looking — tall boxy vehicles with doors that fold back and big shiny headlights. It would be heaven to drive one. Oh, and I forgot, the women wear ties just like men do! FEBRUARY 9, 1917 I hate Uncle Bayard. I think he is the most narrowminded man I have ever met. Clary has come down with bronchitis. Father is treating her, and Alma and I and of course, Mother and Auntie Claire are all to blame.

PRESIDENT, WHAT WILL YOU DO FOR WOMEN’S SUF- or my favorite, MEN, THEIR RIGHTS AND NOTHING MORE; WOMEN, THEIR RIGHTS AND NOTHING LESS. The weather is bitter cold, close to zero. Everyone expected the women to quit after the first day. The newspaper photographers came and took a few pictures. But the women, including Mother and Auntie Claire and Nell, have been coming back for four days, even today, Sunday. ” Alma and I bring them hot bricks wrapped in toweling to stand on to keep their feet warm.

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