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Webisode 11: 1903-1927 Page: 1 | 2

Alice Paul
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Alice Paul
Alice Paul was a Quaker who worked heroically for years to gain the vote for women. A year after her 1917 arrest, Alice formed the National Women's Party.



Suffragists with Banner
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Suffragists with Banner
Here, along with others, is the founder of the National Woman's Party, Alice Paul (second from right). Her group holds a banner quoting their great nineteenth century predecessor Susan B. Anthony.


Women Voting
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Women Voting
Three women cast their votes in the 1920 election, following the adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment earlier that year.


Poor Black Man
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Poor Black Man
In the South, in the early decades of the nineteenth century, African-Americans still held mostly menial jobs. Here an older man sells berries on a curb side. In the northern city of Chicago, into which thousands of southern blacks had migrated in hopes of a better life, bloody race riots broke out in May, 1919.


Dance Marathon
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Dance Marathon
During a marathon contest at Chicago's Merry Garden Ballroom, this couple has danced so hard and so long that the man has fallen asleep, leaving his exhausted partner to support him while she keeps shuffling.


People Outside Movie Theatre
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People Outside Movie Theatre
A crowd of happy movie-goers assembles outside Warner's Theatre in New York City in 1926 to see "Don Juan," starring Lionel Barrymore.


Liquor Bottles during Prohibition
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Liquor Bottles during Prohibition
This photograph, taken in Chicago in the midst of Prohibition, shows an exhibit of illegal alcohol and a sign warning of its dangers. Despite the effort to end drinking in America, liquor remained nearly as popular during Prohibition as it ever was.


Jazz Funeral
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Jazz Funeral
Jazz began in New Orleans and has never left that city. This old-time street procession took place in 1962.


Duke Ellington
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Duke Ellington
Here is the great composer, band leader, and pianist Duke Ellington, signing one of his records in 1962. In the late 1920s "the Duke" could be heard at Harlem's Cotton Club in New York City. Radio broadcasts made him a nationwide figure.


Lindbergh as World Hero
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Lindbergh as World Hero
By his solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean, Charles Lindbergh became a worldwide hero. Here he is welcomed by adoring crowds gathered in 1927 at the Washington Monument in Washington, DC.



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