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Hyattsville in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Suffrage Motorcade

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, August 16, 2019
1. Suffrage Motorcade Marker
Inscription.  On July 31, 1913, "Couriers to Congress" from across the nation converged at the nearby Hyattsville baseball park. Carrying 75,000 signatures demanding immediate action on a constitutional amendment enfranchising women. Hyattsville residents warmly welcomed the arriving delegations. After the ballpark rally, the couriers paraded in 60 automobiles to the U.S. Capitol to deliver the petitions to the Senate. Seven years passed before the 19th amendment granted women the right to vote in 1920.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Location. 38° 56.763′ N, 76° 56.78′ W. Marker is in Hyattsville, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on Rhode Island Avenue (U.S. 1) south of 41st Place, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4666 Rhode Island Avenue, Hyattsville MD 20781, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gwendolyn Britt Senior Activity Center (approx. 0.3 miles away); Indian Queen Tavern (approx. 0.4 miles away);
Suffrage Motorcade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 16, 2019
2. Suffrage Motorcade Marker
George Washington House (approx. 0.4 miles away); British Advance (approx. half a mile away); Bladensburg Monuments (approx. half a mile away); The Road to the Capital (approx. half a mile away); The Hyattsville National Historic District (approx. half a mile away); Undaunted In Battle (approx. half a mile away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 102 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 16, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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