Join the DC League for a docent tour of the newest exhibit celebrating the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment. Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote, at the Library of Congress, opens on June 4th.
From the Library of Congress Exhibition press release: “Drawing from the personal collections of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, Mary Church Terrell, Carrie Chapman Catt, Harriet Stanton Blatch and others, along with the records of the National American Woman Suffrage Association and National Woman’s Party – all donated to the national library years ago – the exhibition will explore women’s long struggle for equality. “Shall Not Be Denied” will trace the movement from before the first women’s rights convention at Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848, through the divergent political strategies and internal divisions the suffragists overcame, the parades and pickets they orchestrated for voting rights, and the legacy of the 19th Amendment that was finally ratified in 1920.”
This tour is limited to 20 participants. Enter the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building via the carriage entrance on the ground level (located beneath the large exterior staircase). This is the entrance for reserved tours. Please arrive promptly at 1:45 to allow time for security clearance as the tour will start at 2:00.