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D.C. Mondays: Suffragists in Washington, D.C.

Black and white photo of woman posed as Columbia in front of Treasury Building
Library of Congress


In this online talk, author Rebecca Boggs Roberts discusses her recent book about the parade and other tactics that eventually led to the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920.

About the Book

The Great Suffrage Parade was the first civil rights march to use the nation's capital as a backdrop. Alice Paul planned a grand spectacle on Pennsylvania Avenue for the day before Woodrow Wilson's inauguration in 1913—marking the beginning of a more aggressive strategy for the women's suffrage movement.

About Rebecca Boggs Roberts

Rebecca Boggs Roberts has been many things including, but not limited to, journalist, producer, tour guide, forensic anthropologist, event planner, political consultant, jazz singer, and radio talk show host. Currently, she is curator of programming for Planet Word, a museum set to open in D.C.'s historic Franklin School. Her most recent book is Suffragists in Washington DC: The 1913 March and the Fight for the Vote

How to Participate

To participate, register online, and we will email you a link and instructions for joining the program on Zoom. Simply follow that link at the time the event starts (12 p.m. EDT). When you register, you can also request to receive a reminder email one day before the program with the link included. 

About the D.C. Mondays Series

Join local authors, researchers, and community members online for lively discussions about Washington, D.C.’s history, politics, culture, and more. Browse upcoming programs