Educators Open House and Suffrage Program September 12
Press Release · Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Washington, DC

Join us Thursday, September 12, at 6 p.m., for our annual Educators Open House. This year’s special event will feature a public program on African American women’s role in the suffrage movement, held in conjunction with the exhibit Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote. Education specialists will be on hand to answer questions and share classroom resources. Educators of all levels are invited to this free Open House; register to attend.


6–7 p.m. Explore the Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote exhibit and visit our Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom to view the original Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres while discovering resources, lesson plans, and programs for bringing primary sources from the National Archives into your classroom, including:

And learn about the National Archives Foundation’s Youth Art Competition!

7:15–8:30 p.m. Attend the panel discussion African American Women in the Suffrage Movement and the Battle for the Vote*, moderated by Scott Abbott, Social Studies Director for the District of Columbia Public Schools, with:

A’Lelia Bundles, author of On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C. J. Walker

Shirley Moody-Turner, Professor of African American Studies, Pennsylvania State University

Elsa Barkley Brown, Professor of History and Women’s Studies, University of Maryland

Presented in partnership with the 2020 Women's Vote Centennial Initiative, the National Council of Negro Women, and the League of Women Voters of the National Capital Area. This event is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation.

* Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote 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, and The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation/Ambassador Fay-Hartog Levin (Ret.).

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