Joy Young, of New York City, formerly of Washington, D.C. was Assistant Editor of “The Suffragist,” the weekly organ of the National Woman’s Party and the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage. She was also an organizer for the National Woman’s Party in various parts of the country.
Representing the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage, on May 1, 1916, Joy Young presented President Wilson with a basket of flowers in which was contained messages from women voters of the West. One of the notes read: “Theodore Roosevelt has come out for national woman suffrage.” (The photo shows her on the way to the White House.)
She was on the first picket line at the White House on January 10, 1917. She was arrested for picketing at the White House on July 4, 1917 and sentenced and served five days in the District Jail.
Sources: Stevens, Jailed for Freedom, Hard Press, 1920.
New York Times, May 2, 1916.