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Category: Women’s & Gender History

Image showing the book cover of Eliza Scidmore, The Trailblazing Journalist Behind Washington's Cherry Trees, by Diana Parsell.

Made at the Library: Eliza Scidmore, Trailblazing Journalist, with Diana P. Parsell

Posted by: Elizabeth Novara

In celebration of Women's History Month, join author Diana P. Parsell as she discusses her recent book Eliza Scidmore: The Trailblazing Journalist Behind Washington’s Cherry Trees with Manuscript Division historian Elizabeth A. Novara and Prints and Photographs Division curator Mari Nakahara. The event will take place online only on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 12:00pm-1:00pm EST. Register for the program here.

Line drawing of Christmas tree, ornaments labeled with names of states. Caption below reads "ERA is NOT dead."

A Centennial Season’s Greetings from the ERA

Posted by: Elizabeth Novara

This week marks the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), also known as the Lucretia Mott Amendment, to the U.S. Congress on December 10, 1923. Find materials throughout the Library of Congress on the history of this unratified, but impactful, constitutional amendment.