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March is Women's History Month
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society.
Suffrage March on Washington
March 3rd marks 100 years since suffragists marched on Washington. The "National Policy of Nagging" Pinterest board, created by the National Archives, honors this anniversary. Suffragists faced a difficult road in their march towards equality. Even women opposed giving women the right to vote. One letter called it "an endorsement of nagging as a national policy."
Elizabeth Murray Project
“I have acted many roles in my life…” A National Endowment for the Humanities and California State University resource site for early American History devoted to the fascinating figure Elizabeth Murray who became caught up in the midst of the Revolution. Torn by conflicting loyalties, she came to understand the political and personal dangers of the war only too well.
The National Woman Suffrage Parade, 1913
On March 3, 1913, 5,000 women marched up Pennsylvania Avenue demanding the right to vote. Their “national procession,” staged the day before Woodrow Wilson’s presidential inauguration, was the first civil rights parade to use the nation’s capital as a backdrop.
The Women of Four Wars
The limited but important roles women played in Korea and Vietnam paved the path to more expanded -- and in some cases more dangerous -- specialties in recent wars.
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2013 Event Highlights
Vote! Women's History Month Family Festival
Explore suffrage history through conversations with the curator, create hands-on crafts and share your thoughts on the talk-back board and in oral history interviews.
(American History Museum, Smithsonian Institution)
Film & Discussion
A screening of the 2004 film Iron Jawed Angels, which tells the remarkable story of a group of young women, led by Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, who put their lives on the line to fight for American women’s right to vote.
March 7, 14, 21 & 28
America: "Through a Female Lens"
Trace the story of women in America through artworks that reflect moments in our history as seen from a female perspective.
(American Art Museum, Smithsonian Institution)
6th Annual Forum on Women in Leadership: Women in Military Leadership
What changes have taken place in the roles, opportunities, expectations and obstacles for women in military leadership positions? A distinguished panel will discus their personal journeys and what advice they would offer to young women entering the field.