Permit granted to Equal Suffrage League of Virginia to hold public meetings in the street, June 23, 1915.

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M9 B233  ESL permit to hold public meetings in the street June 23 1915 rsz.jpg
Denied Use of Streets Richmond_Times-Dispatch___May_2_1915__p1 clip.jpg

Title

Permit granted to Equal Suffrage League of Virginia to hold public meetings in the street, June 23, 1915.

Description

Permit issued by the Mayor of Richmond, Va. allowing the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia to hold public meetings on the streets and in the parks of the city. 

On May 1, 1915, the ESL were denied permission to speak on city streets by Mayor Ainslie, on the grounds  that, while there was no law forbidding them to speak, neither was there one that allowed him to grant them a permit. The women proceeded to give speeches from inside an automobile. The event was documented and reported by the Richmond Times-Dispatch on May, 2, 1915.  

Photographs from the May 1 rally may be found in the  Social Welfare History Image Portal.  

Source

M 9 Box 233, Adele Goodman Clarke papers, 1849 - 1978, Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Date

1915 June 23

Contributor

Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Rights

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Notes

Learn more: 

Suffrage, Social Welfare History Image Portal

Suffrage at 100. A visual history. New York Times.

Wheeler, M. (1992). Mary Johnston, Suffragist. The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, 100(1), 99-118.

Citation

“Permit granted to Equal Suffrage League of Virginia to hold public meetings in the street, June 23, 1915.,” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed October 20, 2020, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/532.