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Marching for the Vote: The 1913 Woman Suffrage Procession with Rebecca Boggs Roberts

When:
Sunday, November 15, 2020, 4:00 PM until 5:00 PM
Where:

Contact(s):
Eriko Kennedy
Category:
Public Event of Interest
Registration is recommended
No Fee
No Fee
The Chevy Chase Historical Society is hosting historian, journalist and author Rebecca Boggs Roberts for their first-ever Zoom webinar. Roberts will explore how the 1913 suffrage parade helped turn the tide in women’s long fight for the right to vote. Although it would take seven more years until the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution secured women’s right to vote, Roberts says the violence against women marchers that day raised awareness of the suffrage issue and led to the passage of the milestone amendment 100 years ago this year. Roberts is the daughter of distinguished journalists Steve and Cokie Roberts and author of Suffragists in Washington, D.C.: The 1913 Parade and the Fight for the Vote. She currently serves as Curator of Programming at Planet Word, the recently-opened museum celebrating words, language and reading in Washington, D.C.’s historic Franklin School. The November 15 webinar is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. Questions may be directed to info@chevychasehistory.org or 301-656-6141.