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Tour of "Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence"
Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 1:00 PM
National Portrait Gallery (G St entrance)
Docent-led tour: Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, this exhibit outlines the more than 72-year movement during which women struggled to obtain the right to vote. This complex story is told through an array of early photographs, engravings, works on paper, lithographs, video, newspapers, banners, fliers, and other artifacts. Portraits of the movement’s pioneers, including Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, and many others are on view. The exhibit also sheds light on the racial struggles of the suffrage movement and how African American women, often excluded by white women from the main suffrage organizations and events, organized for citizenship rights, including the right to vote. The exhibit includes portraits of African American contributors to the movement, including Ida B. Wells, who advocated for federal laws against lynching; Mary Church Terrell, who established the National Association of Colored Women; and Sarah Redmond, who filed one of the earliest lawsuits protesting race segregation.
Meet Member Sheila Lopez at the G Street entrance of the National Portrait Gallery by 1:00 pm