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All-Village Book Lecture: Suffragists in Washington, D.C.: 1913 Parade and the Fight for the Vote
Monday, March 18, 2019, 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Columbia Residences Community Room
2425 L Street NW
Lectures, Tours, Seminars
Foggy Bottom/West End Village is inviting D.C. Village members to join them for a free book event commemorating Women’s History Month with author Rebecca Roberts discussing her most recent book on how women got the right to vote.
GETTING THERE: The Columbia Residences are a few minutes walk from the Foggy
Bottom Metrorail stop. There is also a Metrobus stop at the corner of 25th and Pennsylvania Ave NW just across the street.
Seating is limited to 40, please RSVP using the link to the right or calling the number below. Books will be available for purchase.
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Foggy Bottom/West End Village
The Great Suffrage Parade was the first civil rights march to use the nation's capital as a backdrop. Despite sixty years of relentless campaigning by suffrage organizations, by 1913 only six states allowed women to vote.
Then Alice Paul came to Washington, D.C.
She planned a grand spectacle on Pennsylvania Avenue on the day before Woodrow Wilson's inauguration--marking the beginning of a more aggressive strategy on the part of the women's suffrage movement. Groups of women protested and picketed outside the White House, and some were thrown into jail. Newspapers across the nation covered their activities. These tactics finally led to the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920.
Author Rebecca Boggs Roberts narrates the heroic struggle of Alice Paul and the National Woman's Party as they worked to earn the vote.