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In Their Footsteps Suffrage Walking Tour

June 2nd, 2016

On June 17 at 11am you can walk on the same ground where suffragists fought for the right to vote in the “In Their Footsteps” tour. Through the power of place, images, and the suffragists’ own words, the struggle for equality will become real and visceral. Afterwards, you will not only have a greater understanding of the women’s struggles to secure the right to vote, but you will also become more inspired to vote yourself. The American woman suffrage movement is recognized as officially starting in 1848, at the Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention in New York. Over the next 72 years, generations of activist women (and men) worked tirelessly until the 19th Amendment was adopted. It took the efforts of a wide range of women, from the most radical advocates of male and female equality, to women who saw the right to vote as necessary to more effectively advocate for moral and social reform. Their efforts to succeed set the stage for grassroots efforts to come, proving that determined citizens can achieve change.

 

The tour begins just outside the Archives-Navy Memorial Metro Station near the Navy Memorial. The tour will cover 2.5 miles and will last about an hour and a half, ending at the Library of Congress. Please bring water. The tour will still occur if it is raining.

 

Tickets

$15 per person
$12 per person for NWHM Charter Members (To obtain Member discount code, please log into the Members Only section.)

To buy tickets please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-their-footsteps-suffrage-history-walking-tour-tickets-24652596580

Fair Labor Lawyer Author Talk with Marlene Trestman

June 2nd, 2016

Wednesday, June 8 at 12pm

 

Lawyer Marlene Trestman will discuss and sign her new book Fair Labor Lawyer: The Remarkable Life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin on Wednesday, June 8 at 12pm in the Pickford Theater in the Madison Building of the Library of Congress.

 

Before there was a Notorious RBG, there was an Audacious Bessie Margolin, and I wrote Fair Labor Lawyer to restore Margolin’s rightful place in history. From New Orleans’s Jewish orphanage in which Margolin was raised, to the United States Supreme Court in which she won 21 of 24 cases she argued, Fair Labor Lawyer reveals the fascinating journey of this legal trailblazer and reluctant feminist. Lawyer-turned-author Marlene Trestman, had a personal relationship with Margolin that stemmed from common childhood experiences.

 

Learn more about the event here: http://read.gov/events/

 

A longer description of the book can be found here: http://lsupress.org/books/detail/fair-labor-lawyer/

Walking Tours on Suffrage and Women in Civil War

April 27th, 2016

Alexandria – June 17

 

For more information, go to https://www.nwhm.org/get-involved/events/walking-tours