skip to Main Content
Masks are required indoors at Hill Center. See our COVID policy here
Loading Events
  • This event has passed.

Overbeck Lecture: Places of Protest: The Struggle for Women’s Suffrage in the Nation’s Capital

Monday, March 9, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Head of suffrage parade, Washington, D.C.

This event has passed

One hundred years ago, in early 1920, suffragists waited in anticipation to see if their tireless work would pay off – would the states ratify the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution securing the right to vote for millions of women? Building up to this moment, suffrage protests and organizing in the nation’s capital had reverberated across the country.

On Monday, March 9, at 7:30 pm, Elizabeth A. Novara, American Women’s History Specialist in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress, will present an illustrated lecture on the struggle for women’s suffrage in Washington, DC, in the early 20th century. She will focus on sites of local importance to the movement, such as the various locations of the National Woman’s Party’s national headquarters, as well as places of protest in DC where suffragists organized, picketed, and paraded. Drawing examples from the Library of Congress’s current exhibition, Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote, Novara will highlight significant suffrage-related collections available at the Library.

Admission is free, but a reservation is required due to limited seating. We suggest that all guests arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the event. Seating will begin at 7:00 for those who hold reservations. Available seats will be released to guests on the wait list beginning at 7:15. If you hold a reservation and find that you cannot attend, please let us know at:

Sponsored by Capitol Hill Community Foundation


The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
Tickets are no longer available


Monday, March 9, 2020
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Categories:
Ruth Ann Overbeck Capitol Hill History Project
View Partner Website


Hill Center DC
921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
+ Google Map
Back To Top


    Sign up to get interesting news and updates delivered to your inbox based on your interest in Hill Center programming.

    By submitting this form, you are granting: Old Naval Hospital Foundation - Hill Center,, Washington, District of Columbia, 20003, United States, permission to email you.