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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 pmFree
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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: OverbeckLecture@CapitolHillHistory.org.
Sponsored by Capitol Hill Community Foundation