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90th Anniversary Of Women's Suffrage To Be Celebrated


Washington, DC . . . On Thursday, August 26, at 7 PM, the National
Archives will celebrate the 90th anniversary of the 19th Amendment with
a panel discussion titled "Ain't I a Woman: A Complicated Story of
Women's Suffrage in Black and White." This event is free and open
to the public and will be held at the National Archives Building in
Washington, DC, which is fully accessible. Attendees should use the
Special Events Entrance at Constitution Ave. and 7th St., NW. For
directions, see: 
http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro. 

The panelists will address the women's suffrage movement and its
lasting impact on race and gender in the United States. This event is
held partnership with the Sewell-Belmont House and Museum and the
National Park Service's Mary McLeod Bethune Council House. Moderated
by Dr. Ida Jones, assistant curator of manuscripts at the
Moorland-Spingarn Research Center of Howard University, the discussion
will analyze the suffrage movement through the unique, historic parallel
perspectives of these historic houses and museum. Panelists include Dr.
Rosalyn Terborg-Penn, professor of history at Morgan State University;
Dr. Ann Gordon, research professor and editor of the Stanton and Anthony
Papers at Rutgers University; and journalist Mary Walton, author of A
Woman's Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot.

To request an accommodation (e.g., sign language interpreter) for a
public program, please email public.program@nara.gov or call (202)
357-5000 at least two weeks prior to the event. To verify the date and
times of the programs, see the Calendar of Events on the web at:
http://www.archives.gov/calendar/. 

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Source:  National Archives



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