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June 3, 2010

National Archives Marks 90th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage August 26

Panel to discuss women’s suffrage and its impact on race and gender in the U.S.

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Washington, DC…On Thursday, August 26, at 7 p.m., the National Archives will celebrate the 90th anniversary of the 19th Amendment with a panel discussion titled “Ain’t I a Woman: A Complicated Story of Women’s Suffrage in Black and White.” This event is free and open to the public and will be held at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, which is fully accessible. Attendees should use the Special Events Entrance at Constitution Ave. and 7th St., NW. See directions.

The panelists will address the women’s suffrage movement and its lasting impact on race and gender in the United States. This event is held partnership with the Sewell-Belmont House and Museum and the National Park Service’s Mary McLeod Bethune Council House. Moderated by Dr. Ida Jones, assistant curator of manuscripts at the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center of Howard University, the discussion will analyze the suffrage movement through the unique, historic parallel perspectives of these historic houses and museum. Panelists include Dr. Rosalyn Terborg-Penn, professor of history at Morgan State University; Dr. Ann Gordon, research professor and editor of the Stanton and Anthony Papers at Rutgers University; and journalist Mary Walton, author of A Woman’s Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot.

To request an accommodation (e.g., sign language interpreter) for a public program, please e-mail public.program@nara.gov or call (202) 357-5000 at least two weeks prior to the event. To verify the date and times of the programs, see the Calendar of Events online.

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