This appeal sent to Edna Buckman Kearns sparked the desire to get in line in the procession. It’s the first time in her writings that Edna mentions speaking to Alice Paul on the parade route where they shared concerns about the crowd that was out of control. Edna and Serena Kearns marched in the Quaker division. Wilmer Kearns participated in the men’s division of the parade.


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