Start Date: 3/9/2018 7:00 PM EST
End Date: 3/9/2018 11:30 PM EST
Venue Name: National Archives Foundation
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
As you probably know, 2019 is the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment - a landmark moment in American history and women's decades-long struggle for voting rights, and a critical step towards equal citizenship for women.
As home to some of the most important records from the women's suffrage story, the National Archives is uniquely positioned to celebrate more than a century of women's active civic engagement and create a powerful educational experience about the epic struggle to make the vote a reality for all women. Drawing on National Archives’ records and loans, the Rightfully Hers initiative hopes to inspire the next generation of female leaders by illustrating the dynamic involvement of American women across the spectrum of race, ethnicity, and class to secure their voting rights and make the United States a more perfect union.
Endorsed by an Honorary Committee that includes First Lady Melania Trump, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, Mrs. Barbara Bush, all female United States Senators, and many others, this multi-channel national endeavor will include a major exhibition of original records and artifacts in Washington, DC; free public programming; a national traveling exhibition; classroom displays (distributed to nearly 2,000 schools and libraries across the country); educational offerings (for teachers and students, both off and on-line); and the digitization of women’s records.
In order to raise awareness and funds for Rightfully Hers, the National Archives Foundation is holding an exciting event entitled “We the Women” on Friday, March 9th from 7 to 11:30 pm at the Archives Museum on Constitution Avenue. This event will be a celebratory and interactive evening featuring document viewings and discussions, tastings and speakeasies from women-run businesses, live jazz music and dancing, and inspiring suffragist era art, posters, and sashes. You can learn more here: https://www.archivesfoundation.org/women/