Reference Librarian Candice Buchanan offers advice to researchers and family members who are interested to searching for the names and activities of women involved in the suffrage movement.
One hundred years ago today, on Feb. 15, 1921, over 70 women’s organizations gathered in the U.S. Capitol rotunda for the unveiling of the statue “Portrait Monument to Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.”
Transcription of the Library’s Mary Church Terrell Papers was selected as the 2021 Douglass Day service project by the Colored Conventions Project, and you can take part via the Library’s By the People crowdsourcing program.
The Feb. 2021 set of Free to Use and Reuse Photographs in the Library’s collections highlights African American Women Changemakers. We highlight the careers of Ida B. Wells, Fannie Lou Hamer and Charlayne Hunter-Gault.
The 2020 National Book Festival will feature three major threads — “Fearless Women, “Hearing Black Voices” and “Democracy in the 21st Century” — that will anchor the Library’s 20th festival and its first virtual one. This post focuses on “Fearless Women.”
One hundred years ago today — August 26, 1920 — Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby certified that the 19th Amendment had become a part of the U.S. Constitution. It didn’t bring the right to vote to most women of color, though.
Tune in on Instagram and Twitter to learn 19 stories you may not know from the Library of Congress, Smithsonian and National Archives. Every weekday from August 3 through Women’s Equality Day, August 26, we’re counting down from 19 to 1 with a new story each day on our Instagram and Twitter feeds.
The letters of Julia Sand to President Chester A. Arthur have been digitized and are now online.
On May 1, 1855, Lucy Stone and Henry Browne Blackwell, two well-known social reformers, used their high-profile wedding to protest marriage laws of the time.
Victoria Vah Hyning helps manage the Library’s popular crowdsourcing project, By the People. Her academic training, though, involved researching medieval British convents. We asked her how one led to the other.