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Suffragists at the White House

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White House Historical Association

1610 H Street Northwest

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The White House Historical Association invites you to attend the second of the 2019 Lecture Series, White House History with Ann Compton.

Suffragists at the White House will be hosted in conjunction with the Supreme Court Historical Society and the U.S. Capitol Historical Society as a part of the National Heritage Lecture and will cover the history of women’s suffrage in the United States. From the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 to the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920—allowing women the right to vote—the Executive Mansion played a major role as the fulcrum for first amendment activity.

After sixty years of relentless campaigning by women’s suffrage organizations, by 1913 only six states allowed women the right to vote. Alice Paul arrived in Washington, D.C., and planned an ambitious protest on Pennsylvania Avenue the day before Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration—marking a pivotal moment in suffrage movement. As we approach the centennial of the 19th Amendment, author of Suffragists in Washington, DC: The 1913 Parade and the Fight for the Vote, Rebecca Roberts will explore this timely and engaging moment in the history of gender equality.


The lecture is will take place at White House Historical Association's Carriage House in Washington, D.C. There will be a reception with light refreshments before the start of the lecture. This event is free and open to the public.


Image: Suffragist Alison Turnbull Hopkins holds a protest banner at the northwest gate of the White House, c. 1917. Library of Congress

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