|1916 presidential election|
|Date(s)||June 14–16, 1916|
|City||St. Louis, Missouri|
|Venue||St. Louis Coliseum|
|Presidential nominee||Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey|
|Vice presidential nominee||Thomas R. Marshall of Indiana|
The 1916 Democratic National Convention was held at the St. Louis Coliseum in St. Louis, Missouri from June 14 to June 16, 1916. It resulted in the nomination of President Woodrow Wilson and Vice President Thomas R. Marshall for reelection.
Women's suffrage activists in Missouri staged a demonstration for the convention. Suffragists Emily Newell Blair and Edna Gellhorn came up with the idea and organized a "walkless, talkless parade," also called the "Golden Lane." Around 3,000 suffragists lined twelve blocks of Locust Street in St. Louis, wearing white dresses, "votes for women" sashes and holding yellow umbrellas. Democratic delegates had to walk past the suffragists to reach the convention hall. The demonstration was meant to represent how women were silenced by not being allowed to vote and received national attention in the press. The Democratic delegates did decide to support women's suffrage on a state by state basis.
- 1916 Democratic Party presidential primaries
- List of Democratic National Conventions
- U.S. presidential nomination convention
- History of the United States Democratic Party
- 1916 Republican National Convention
- 1916 United States presidential election
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- Media related to 1916 Democratic National Convention at Wikimedia Commons
- The Political Grave Yard: 1916 Democratic National Convention
- Democratic Party Platform of 1916 at The American Presidency Project
- Wilson Nomination Acceptance Speech for President at DNC (transcript) The American Presidency Project
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