DC Women’s Suffrage


On March 9, at 7:30 p.m., at Hill Center, Elizabeth A. Novara, American Women’s History Specialist in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress, will present an illustrated lecture on the struggle for women’s suffrage in DC in the early 20th Century. Her lecture will focus on sites of local importance to the movement, such as the various locations of the National Woman’s Party’s national headquarters, as well as places of protest in DC where suffragists organized, picketed and paraded. Drawing examples from the Library of Congress’s current exhibition, “Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote,” Novara will highlight significant suffrage-related collections available at the Library. Admission is free, but registration at hillcenterdc.org is required due to limited seating. Please arrive early.