Suffragists organized parades during the final two decades of the movement. The parades symbolized greater confidence in the righteousness of the goals of the suffrage movement, solidarity with like minded women, and a willingness to expose oneself to public critique. Parades drew large crowds, with many men jeering at the women for their boldness in publicly displaying themselves. Beginning in 1913, women annually organized huge parades in New York State, at first in New York City along Fifth Avenue. The idea came from Harriot Stanton Blatch, a daughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who observed similar displays during her years living in England where the suffrage movement was a great deal more radical. Women coordinated their garments, hats, and sashes and marched in contingents of professions such as doctors, lawyers, and teachers, often accompanied by bands playing music. Parades became very popular, and thousands of people came to watch the women marching.