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Crowdsourcing Women’s Biographies – Help Us Tell the Tales of NWP Pickets

In 1917, on a cold day in January, members of the National Woman’s Party (NWP) marched in stoic determination to stand outside of the White House carrying signs demanding that President Wilson support woman suffrage. The pickets continued for months, … Continue reading

Experiencing the Equal Rights Periodical through the Centennial Project

By Jana Leighton Sewall-Belmont House & Museum staff is diligently working to share the overruns of Equal Rights as part of the Equal Rights Centennial Project in order to better educate others and raise awareness for the post-1920 work of … Continue reading

When Motherhood is the Message

By Ann Lewis The Suffrage Movement had a political problem: How do you persuade men to open the vote to women? Women were supposed to be the “angel in the house” – more virtuous and ladylike– so how do you … Continue reading

Join the Circle of Suffrage!

With Mother’s Day approaching, we want to take this opportunity to highlight the Founding Mothers of the suffrage movement. The collection here at Sewall-Belmont reflects the legacy and leadership of the National Woman’s Party’s (NWP) work for suffrage and equal … Continue reading

“When Will Madam President Come to Washington?”

– The Washington Post, January 6, 2010 On Sunday, April 12th, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced her candidacy for the democratic nomination for president in the 2016 election. She again adds her name to a short list of women … Continue reading

Forward Into Light

By Jana Leighton In the early 20th century, banners heralded the coming of the National Woman’s Party and suffrage by proclaiming “Forward Out of Darkness, Forward Into Light.” Leaning on the rationale and the logic behind the cause of suffrage, … Continue reading

Express Yourself This Women’s History Month: Take a Selfie with Alva

In honor of women’s history month and one of our favorite historical Divas, Sewall-Belmont invites you to visit and take a selfie with a newly installed portrait of Alva Belmont, one of the leaders of the National Woman’s Party (NWP) … Continue reading

“We will fight tooth and nail”

“I always feel… the movement is a sort of mosaic. Each of us puts in one little stone, and then you get a great mosaic at the end.” – Alice Paul A recent article in the Washington Post highlighted our … Continue reading

Update on the Equal Rights Centennial Project

By: Jana Leighton A hundred years in the making, the Equal Rights Centennial Project is one of several endeavors undertaken by the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum (SBHM) to celebrate, educate, and bring attention to the 100th anniversary of the 19th … Continue reading

The Equal Rights Amendment: A Debate

By: Amy Langford, Equal Rights Intern “Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of … Continue reading

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