Today in History – August 28

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Today in History – August 28

On August 28, 1963, one-hundred years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, approximately 200,000 to 250,000 people arrived in Washington, D.C. and peacefully marched down Constitution and Independence Avenues to the Lincoln Memorial.  Continue reading.

Ten suffragists were arrested on August 28, 1917, as they picketed the White House. The protesters were there in an effort to pressure President Woodrow Wilson to support the proposed “Anthony amendment” to the Constitution that would guarantee women the right to vote. Continue reading.

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