Publisher: Library of Congress Manuscript Division
Kate Waller Barrett Lobbies President
A January 1914 newspaper clipping features a photograph of Kate Waller Barrett, who was among the reformers who successfully lobbied U.S. president Woodrow Wilson to postpone signing into law a bill that would dismantle Washington, D.C.'s red-light district. Barrett urged the delay in order to ensure adequate time to assist the prostitutes who would be affected and relocated. In 1909, Barrett became president of the National Florence Crittenton Mission, a national movement offering help for unwed mothers. This clipping is in the collection of Barrett's personal papers at the Library of Congress.