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Women Fight for the Vote Community Day at the Library of Congress

  • Library of Congress Jefferson Building 10 First Street Southeast Washington, DC 20004 (map)

The National Capital Leagues have been invited to staff tables from 10 am until 2 pm, where they can register voters, promote, display photos of their activities, and generally promote the League and its mission. Volunteers will be needed to cover shifts throughout the day, and to create and/or contribute to a flash drive with photos and/or videos of Leaguers in action.

From the Library of Congress:

Women Fight for the Vote Community Day

In July 1848, three hundred women and men were gathered in Seneca Falls, NY, at a convention that is now considered the start of the movement for women’s suffrage. This July, join the Library in honoring the movement and considering its connections to today. Connect to the stories of suffragists through theatrical presentations, exhibit tours, and hands-on activities in the exhibition and in the Young Readers Center. Hear about the mothers in the movement, including Elizabeth Cady Stanton, whose daughters took up their mothers’ activism. Examine suffragists’ stories in their own words and contribute to the Library’s mission of preservation and access through the By the People transcription project. Join a conversation café, based on Margaret Fuller’s parlor conversations and teas organized by suffrage leader Alva Belmont, to consider enduring questions from the movement.

Learn more about the day’s agenda here.

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