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National Archives Daytime Programs in May and June
Press Release · Friday, May 17, 2019

Washington, DC

National Archives noontime programs in May and June include a two part screening of Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony; and author lectures and book signings on All Roads Lead to Power: The Appointed and Elected Paths to Public Office for U.S. Women; and Our Lost Declaration: America’s Fight Against Tyranny from King George to the Deep State.

The programs are free and open to the public and will be held at noon in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC.   Attendees should use the Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue at 7th Street, NW.  Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station. Reservations are recommended and can be made online. For those without reservations, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The Theater doors will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Late seating will not be permitted 20 minutes after the program begins.

DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENING: Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony, Part 1
Friday, May 17, 2019
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Two women, one allegiance. Together Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony fought for women everywhere, and their strong willpower and sheer determination still ripple through contemporary society. Ken Burns’s Emmy Award–winning documentary, Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony, recounts the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of two pioneers striving to give birth to the women’s movement.(1999; 90 minutes.)

BOOK TALK & SIGNING: Unexampled Courage: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Reserve a seat; watch the live stream on our
YouTube Channel
On February 12, 1946, Sgt. Isaac Woodard, a returning, decorated African American veteran, was removed from a bus in Batesburg, SC, after challenging the bus driver’s disrespectful treatment of him. Woodard, in uniform, was arrested and beaten and blinded while in custody. In Unexampled Courage: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring, Richard Gergel details the impact of Woodard’s blinding as the racial awakening of President Truman and the changing course of America’s civil rights history.

DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENING: Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony, part 2
Friday, May 24, 2019
Reserve a seat

Two women, one allegiance. Together Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony fought for women everywhere, and their strong willpower and sheer determination still ripple through contemporary society. Ken Burns’s Emmy Award–winning documentary, Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony, recounts the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of two pioneers striving to give birth to the women’s movement. (1999; 90 minutes.)

BOOK TALK & SIGNING: All Roads Lead to Power: The Appointed and Elected Paths to Public Office for U.S. Women
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Reserve a seat; watch the live stream on our YouTube Channel

In her new book, Kaitlin Sidorsky analyzes how many more women are appointed, rather than elected, to political office and questions the manner in which political ambition, particularly among women, is typically studied and understood.

BOOK TALK & SIGNING: Moms in Chief: The Rhetoric of Republican Motherhood and the Spouses of Presidential Nominees, 1992–2016
Thursday, June 13, 2019
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Tammy R. Vigil explores the function of spouses in recent political campaigns and scrutinizes how their portrayal by opponents, the press, and themselves has challenged or reinforced perceptions of the role of gender and the place of women in American political life.

BOOK TALK & SIGNING: Our Lost Declaration: America’s Fight Against Tyranny from King George to the Deep State
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Reserve a seat; watch the live stream on our YouTube Channel

Senator Mike Lee tells the dramatic, little-known stories of the offenses committed by the British crown against its own subjects and how the abuses of a strong central government were felt far and wide.  

DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENING: Step by Step: Building a Feminist Movement, 1941–1977
Friday, June 28, 2019

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This film by Joyce Follet follows the lives of eight Midwestern women, six of whom became founders of NOW. Their stories illustrate the continuity and diversity of 20th-century feminism, as they describe the labor, civil rights, and political movements of the 1940s and 1950s that led them to take action. (1998; 56 minutes.)

Rightfully Hers is 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 for National Outreach and Programs provided by Denise Gwyn Ferguson, BMO Financial Group, Hearst Foundations, Maris S. Cuneo Foundation, FedEx, Bernstein Family Foundation, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation/Ambassador Fay-Hartog Levin (Ret.).

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