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Suffragist Alison Turnbull Hopkins holds a protest banner at the northwest gate of the White House, c. 1917.

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White House History with Ann Compton: Suffragists at the White House
White House Historical Association 1610 H Street NW Washington DC 20006 U.S.A.

The White House Historical Association invites you to attend the 2019 Lecture Series, White House History with Ann Compton. Compton, an award-winning former ABC News White House correspondent, will lead engaging and informative conversations on the history of the Executive Mansion. Topics will include: President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Suffrage Movement, and First Lady Patricia Nixon. All lectures will be hosted at the White House Historical Association's Carriage House in Washington, D.C., and followed by a reception with light refreshments. These events are free and open to the public. Space is limited – RSVP required.

This lecture will will be hosted in conjunction with the Supreme Court Historical Society and the U.S. Capitol Historical Society as part of the National Heritage Lecture and will cover the history of women’s suffrage in the United States. From the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 to the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920 – allowing women the right to vote – the Executive Mansion played a major role as the fulcrum for first amendment activity. As we approach the centennial of the 19th Amendment, author of Suffragists in Washington, DC: The 1913 Parade and the Fight for the Vote, Rebecca Roberts, will look back at the pivotal years leading up to this significant moment in the history of gender equality.

This event is free and open to the public.