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      June 4, 2020

      Thursday   8:30 AM (on various days)

      101 Independence Avenue
      Washington, District of Columbia 20540

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      "Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote"

      Handwritten letters, speeches, photographs and scrapbooks, created by American suffragists who persisted for more than 70 years to win voting rights for women, will be featured in a new exhibition at the Library of Congress. “Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote,” tells the story of the largest reform movement in American history with documents and artifacts from the women who changed political history 100 years ago.

      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 19thAmendment that was finally ratified in 1920.

      Contact: 202.707.8000. 

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      This event repeats on various days: Sep 19, Sep 20, Sep 21

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