Building up to this moment, suffrage protests and organizing in the nation’s capital had reverberated across the country. On March 20, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. Elizabeth A. Novara, American Women’s History Specialist in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress, will present a 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. She will draw examples from the Library of Congress’s current exhibition Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote and will highlight significant suffrage-related collections available at the Library.
The lecture will be presented at Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital. Registration will open on February 17, 2020. Admission is free, but registration is required due to limited seating.
Overbeck Lectures are sponsored by the Capitol Hill Community Foundation.
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital.