Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait?: Alice Paul, Woodrow Wilson, And The Fight For The Right To Vote

Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait?: Alice Paul, Woodrow Wilson, And The Fight For The Right To Vote

Synopsis

In this “heroic narrative” (The Wall Street Journal), discover the inspiring and timely account of the complex relationship between leading suffragist Alice Paul and President Woodrow Wilson in her fight for women’s equality.

Woodrow Wilson lands in Washington, DC in March of 1913, a day before he is set to take the presidential oath of office. He is surprised by the modest turnout. The crowds and reporters are blocks away from Union Station, watching a parade of eight thousand suffragists on Pennsylvania Avenue in a first-of-its-kind protest organized by a twenty-five-year-old activist named Alice Paul. The next day, the New York Times calls the procession “one of the most impressively beautiful spectacles ever staged in this country.”

Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait? weaves together two storylines: the trajectories of Alice Paul and Woodrow Wilson, two apparent opposites. Paul’s procession of suffragists resulted in her being granted a face-to-face meeting with President Wilson, one that would lead to many meetings and much discussion, but little progress for women. With no equality in sight and patience wearing thin, Paul organized the first group to ever picket in front of the White House lawn—night and day, through sweltering summer mornings and frigid fall nights.

From solitary confinement, hunger strikes, and the psychiatric ward to ever more determined activism, Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait? reveals the courageous, near-death journey it took, spearheaded in no small part by Alice Paul’s leadership, to grant women the right to vote in America. “A remarkable tale” (Kirkus Reviews) and a rousing portrait of a little-known feminist heroine, this is an eye-opening exploration of a crucial moment in American history one century before the Women’s March.

Chapters

  • 001 MrPresidentHowLong Title
    Duration: 18s
  • 002 MrPresidentHowLong Preface
    Duration: 04min
  • 003 MrPresidentHowLong Ch1
    Duration: 28min
  • 004 MrPresidentHowLong Ch2
    Duration: 25min
  • 005 MrPresidentHowLong Ch3
    Duration: 17min
  • 006 MrPresidentHowLong Ch4
    Duration: 32min
  • 007 MrPresidentHowLong Ch5
    Duration: 27min
  • 008 MrPresidentHowLong Ch6
    Duration: 14min
  • 009 MrPresidentHowLong Ch7
    Duration: 27min
  • 010 MrPresidentHowLong Ch8
    Duration: 15min
  • 011 MrPresidentHowLong Ch9
    Duration: 36min
  • 012 MrPresidentHowLong Ch10
    Duration: 41min
  • 013 MrPresidentHowLong Ch11
    Duration: 19min
  • 014 MrPresidentHowLong Ch12
    Duration: 40min
  • 015 MrPresidentHowLong Ch13
    Duration: 14min
  • 016 MrPresidentHowLong Ch14
    Duration: 28min
  • 017 MrPresidentHowLong Ch15
    Duration: 40min
  • 018 MrPresidentHowLong Ch16
    Duration: 18min
  • 019 MrPresidentHowLong Ch17
    Duration: 31min
  • 020 MrPresidentHowLong Ch18
    Duration: 29min
  • 021 MrPresidentHowLong Ch19
    Duration: 41min
  • 022 MrPresidentHowLong Ch20
    Duration: 37min
  • 023 MrPresidentHowLong Ch21
    Duration: 27min
  • 024 MrPresidentHowLong Epilogue
    Duration: 11min
  • 025 MrPresidentHowLong Credits
    Duration: 38s

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