This is one of the many stories about Edna and Wilmer Kearns before they made activism a family affair.
When the world agonized about international tensions, Alice Paul and her organization held tea parties at their Washington headquarters and continued sending pickets to the White House to stand vigil at the gates to remind President Woodrow Wilson about his own words presented in a national address on April 2, 1917:
“We shall fight for the things which we have always held nearest our hearts –for democracy. For the right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their own governments.”
The suffragists insisted that women constituted part of the democratic process and that their work was essential to it.
Edna was at the White House picketing with Little Serena in 1917.
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