Mud March (Suffragists)

Mud March (Suffragists)

Mud March (Suffragists)

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The Mud March of 7 February 1907 was the first large procession organized by the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS). Over 3,000 women trudged through the cold and the rutty streets of London from Hyde Park to Exeter Hall to advocate for women’s suffrage.

Millicent Fawcett, the renowned leader of the NUWSS and one of the leaders of the march, said of the elements: "The London weather did its worst against us; mud, mud, mud, was its prominent feature, and it was known among us afterwards as the 'mud march.'" Despite the conditions, however, the Mud March is described as: "A gay enough procession by most accounts, despite the weather. Little touches of red and white splashed its length with rosettes and favours, posies bound with red and white handkerchiefs programmes, and above the line, white banners with vivid scarlet lettering."

The march was attended by "titled women, university women, artists, members of women's clubs, temperance advocates, and...
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