Leading a march of 300 women of the California Equal Suffrage Association in Oakland August 27 1908 (another website states the date as August 23, 1908) were (l to r) Lilllian Harris Coffin, Mrs. Theodore Pinther, Jr. and Mrs. Theodore Pinther, Sr. 1, 2

The Women's Suffrage movement in Oakland [Describe here]

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The first suffrage parade in all of California took place in Oakland on August 23, 1908. The Republican Convention was held at Ebell Hall, and a number of suffrage groups decided to march to the Convention from the Hotel Oakland in hopes of getting a suffrage plank on the Republican platform. This parade of over 300 women re-energized the suffrage movement which led to the successful passage of the suffrage referendum in 1911.

Links and References

  1. Oakland Suffrage Parade Waterfront Action

  2. Women Claim the Vote in California FoundSF.org