WNDC Tours: National Portrait Gallery
Votes for Women:A Portrait of Persistence
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 (Morning)
TIME: 10-11:00 am | Meet at 9:45 am in front of the G street entrance. | Address: 800 F St NW, Washington, DC 20036
“Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence” reveals the women and organizations often overlooked in the complex narrative of women’s suffrage in the United States. Curator Kate Clarke Lemay will lead WNDC members through a tour of the exhibition, which outlines the more than 80-year movement to obtain the right to vote as part of the larger struggle for equality that continued through the 1965 Civil Rights Act and arguably lingers today.
“Votes for Women” also sheds light on the racial struggles of the suffrage movement and how African American women, often excluded by white women from the main suffrage organizations, organized for citizenship rights (including the right to vote).
PRICE: $10 Members | $15 Non-members. Tour limited to 20 participants. Optional Lunch at the NPG Cafe after the tour.