The States' Rights Faction Kate Gordon's Louisiana
If I didn't know that nothing was impossible, I'd certainly say that Alabama was. It's almost impossible for a person from the North to do anything down here, especially a thing so unpopular as the federal amendment.
"States' rights" is no empty phrase down here, and everything "federal" is shunned. . . . I have talked to all kinds of women -- society, professional, club, suffrage, working -- and have struck not one ray of encouragement or cooperation.
It's a shame we have to work singly in these Southern States. They're a real battlefield.
Beulah Amidon to Alice Paul, 1917