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95th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Suffrage in the United States – Pic of the Week

In celebration of the 95th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, today’s pic of the week is from the Library’s Manuscript Division of women suffragist leader Alice Paul with other activists of the National Woman’s Party (NWP). On August 18, 1920, Tennessee General State Assembly member Harry T. Burn, at his mother’s insistence, cast the final vote needed to ratify the amendment which gave women in the United States the right to vote. The 66th Congress first proposed the amendment on June 5, 1919, 41 Stat. 362.

This picture below and others like it can be found in the Manuscript Division’s collection, “Women of Protest: Photographs from the Records of the National Woman’s Party.”

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National Woman’s Party activists watch Alice Paul sew a star onto the NWP Ratification Flag, representing another state’s ratification of the 19th Amendment. Records of the National Woman’s Party, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, http://www.loc.gov/item/mnwp000263/.

 

Hong Kong Law – Global Legal Collection Highlights

The following is a guest post by Shi Qiu, a foreign law intern at the Law Library of Congress. July 1, 2015 marked the 18th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. On this anniversary we published a post about the Basic Law of Hong Kong. For non-legal information on Hong Kong, you can read an article […]

The Civil Law System – Global Legal Collection Highlights

The following is a guest post by Eduardo Soares, a foreign law specialist at the Law Library of Congress covering Portuguese-speaking jurisdictions.  Eduardo has previously published posts about the Brazilian law collection, capoeira and the law, and on a Law Library report on citizenship pathways and border protection. Foreign and comparative law research involves not […]

Comics and the Law

It is the current fashion, both in academics and popular culture, to convey information about more serious topics, such as war, chemistry, military life in a combat zone, autobiography, cancer, and pandemic preparedness in graphic novels. As a librarian and a reader, I’ve enjoyed the ability of graphic novels to communicate dense non-fiction material in […]

The Revised Statutes of the United States: Predecessor to the U.S. Code

The following is a guest post by Andrew Winston, a legal reference librarian with the Public Services Division of the Law Library of Congress.  Andrew has previously provided an interview with this Virginia State Law Librarian for the blog. Imagine researching federal statutory law without using the United States Code, the official, current, subject-organized codification […]

The Basic Law of Hong Kong

Today is the 18th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). It is a statutory holiday in Hong Kong, as provided in the General Holidays Ordinance, in commemoration of Hong Kong’s handover from the United Kingdom to the People’s Republic of China on July 1, 1997. On that same day, […]