On May 21, 1923, the National Woman’s Party gave a tea for women’s rights activist Margaret Sanger. In the same year as the ERA was first introduced, the conversation about women’s rights also included equal health care. Both Sanger and … Continue reading
Today we celebrate the birthday of actress Katharine Hepburn as well as her strong, progressive mother Katherine Houghton Hepburn! Katharine Houghton Hepburn joined the NWP after seeing the inspirational suffragists picketing right here in DC. We came across this image … Continue reading
Those of you who watched the Kentucky Derby this past weekend may have noticed the unusual amount of attention paid to the jockey who came in fifth. Rosie Napravnik is the top female jockey in America, with purses won in … Continue reading
Do you have family in town to visit the Cherry Blossoms? Looking for a great activity before or after your Capital tour? Don’t forget our new hours and tour schedules! http://www.sewallbelmont.org/visit/ Happy Wednesday!
On this day in 1958, one of my heroes passed away. She was 37. Rosalind Franklin was a British chemist; her incredible scientific contributions include groundbreaking research into polio, and the structure of DNA. Due to her sad, early death … Continue reading
Are you enjoying the blooming Cherry Blossoms that bring with them the start of DC’s busy and beautiful spring? You probably know that the trees we celebrate every year are the 1912 gift of Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo City … Continue reading
On Equal Pay Day, we talked briefly about the Question Producer pin, a wonderful item in our collection designed by Vyvyan Donner and cast by Julio Kilenyi. Though small (it’s only about 1/2″ across!) this pin is an important part … Continue reading
Hooray! Your favorite Museum is now open for tours on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, starting this very Friday! Click here to sign up for a tour, and join us in celebrating the remarkable work of the NWP.
In 2009, there were 4.2 million more women then men in the United States. (source) Despite making up more than 50% of the population, women still account for less than 50% of the wages in this county. On average, women … Continue reading
Like many people, I enjoy the Colbert Report. When he and Jon Stewart held their “Rally to Restore Fear/Sanity” on the National Mall, I attended, and had a great time. Politics in this country is absolutely fascinating (understatement of the … Continue reading