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Why They Marched: Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote

William G. McGowan Theater
Washington, DC

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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The history of how American women won the right to vote has been told as the tale of a few iconic leaders. In Why They Marched, Susan Ware looks beyond the national leadership and gives voice to the thousands of women from different backgrounds, races, and religions who tirelessly protested, petitioned, and insisted on their right to full citizenship. A book signing follows the program.

Rightfully Hers, a new exhibit to mark the centennial of the 19th Amendment, will open this year. Rightfully Hers programs are made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of Unilever, Pivotal Ventures, Carl M. Freeman Foundation in honor of Virginia Allen Freeman, AARP, AT&T, Ford Motor Company Fund, Facebook, Barbara Lee Family Foundation Fund at the Boston Foundation, Google, HISTORY®, and Jacqueline B. Mars. Additional support provided by the Bernstein Family Foundation and the Hearst Foundations.



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