“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

Equal Rights: The Next Chapter of the National Woman’s Party

By: Amy Langford, Equal Rights Intern In 1923, American suffragists celebrated the upcoming anniversary of the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention and used it as an opportunity to reflect on the strides they had made towards achieving political equality—and the immense … Continue reading

The National Council of Women

The 1888 founding of the National Council of Women of the United States marked an important moment in the fight for equality.  Their mission statement is powerful: It is the mission of the National Council of Women of the United … Continue reading

Women’s History Month Open House

Sewall-Belmont is celebrating Women’s History Month with an Open House this Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm.  Be sure to visit to see a new display of rarely exhibited objects, and renew or upgrade your membership to … Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Matilda!

Matilda Joslyn Gage celebrates her 188th birthday today.  She was central to NAWSA, as part of their executive leadership for over two decades.  She wrote extensively on many subjects, including abolition. The Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation continues her work, advocating … Continue reading

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