Celebrate the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote in the U.S. with a docent-led tour of Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence, as well as a tour of The Struggle for Justice at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.
Votes for Women outlines the more than 80-year movement for women to obtain the right to vote as part of the larger struggle for equality that continued through the 1965 Civil Rights Act and arguably lingers today. It 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, organized for citizenship rights (including the right to vote). The presentation is divided chronologically and thematically to address “Radical Women: 1832–1869,” “Women Activists: 1870–1892,” “The New Woman: 1893–1912,” “Compelling Tactics: 1913–1916,” “Militancy in the American Suffragist Movement: 1917–1919” and “The Nineteenth Amendment and Its Legacy.” These thematic explorations are complemented by a chronological narrative of visual biographies of some of the movement’s most influential leaders.
The Struggle for Justice showcases the determined men and women—from key nineteenth-century historical figures to contemporary leaders—who struggled to achieve civil rights for disenfranchised or marginalized groups. The exhibition includes portraits of civil rights leaders; women’s-rights advocates, a Native American activist; United Farm Workers organizer; and an LGBT activist.
When: Sunday November 3, tour starts at 2 p.m. sharp. Following the tour, we will gather at a nearby restaurant, around 3:30.
Where: The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, 8th and G streets NW, meet in the G Street lobby.
Metro: Gallery Place (red, green, yellow lines)
Lunch location: TBD
This members-only event is limited to 15 people (members may register one guest). Tour is free; food and beverages not included.
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