• Film, Video
    The Impact of the Women's Suffrage Movement Today The Law Library of Congress commemorated Human Rights Day with a panel discussion on the women's suffrage movement and how it impacts women's rights today with author Corrine McConnaughy and journalist Elaine Weiss.
    • Contributor: McConnaughy, Corinne - Weiss, Elaine
    • Date: 2019-12-10
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    Catch the Suffragists' Spirit: The Millers' Suffrage Scrapbooks Rosemary Fry Plakas discusses the seven suffrage scrapbooks compiled between 1897 and 1911 by Elizabeth Smith Miller and her daughter, Anne Fitzhugh Miller of Geneva, New York. The scrapbooks document the activities of the Geneva Political Equality Club, which the Millers founded in 1897, and the persistent efforts of women and men working for women's suffrage at the state, national, and international levels.
    • Contributor: Fry Plakas, Rosemary
    • Date: 2010-02-22
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    I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar: National Book Festival 2020 Gail Collins, "No Stopping Us Now: The Adventures of Older Women in American History" (Little, Brown), appears in conversation with Megan Twohey, "She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement" (Penguin). Collins, a columnist and the first woman editorial page editor of The New York Times, gives us a lively, eye-opening look at women and aging in America, while Twohey...
    • Contributor: Twohey, Megan - Laymon, Anna - Collins, Gail
    • Date: 2020-09-26
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    The Examined Self: National Book Festival 2020 Carmen Maria Machado, "In the Dream House: A Memoir" (Graywolf), joins Elizabeth Tallent, "Scratched: A Memoir of Perfectionism" (Harper), in a conversation about their respective memoirs and the experience of delving deep into their pasts to better understand themselves. Machado's memoir is an engrossing and innovative account of a relationship gone bad; Tallent's memoir is equally innovative, dwelling on the ferocious desire for perfection...
    • Contributor: Machado, Carmen Maria - Tallent, Elizabeth
    • Date: 2020-09-26
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    100 Years of Women Voting Christina Wolbrecht, co-author of the 2016 book "Counting Women's Ballots: Female Voters from Suffrage through the New Deal," joins Jane Junn, of the University of Southern California and the Library's Colleen Shogan for a discussion of 100 years of women voting, in connection with the Library's exhibition "Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote."
    • Contributor: Junn, Jane - Shogan, Colleen - Wolbrecht, Christina
    • Date: 2019-11-12
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    Diversity & the Birth of Broadway: Early Female Authors of the American Musical This first of a two-part lecture sequence by Ben West, creator of the new documentary musical series "The Show Time! Trilogy," offers an exciting account of the American musical's early female authors, from vaudeville headliner Nora Bayes to legendary hostess Elsa Maxwell. In the first three decades of the 20th century, amidst the climax of the women's suffrage movement and the aural revolutions of...
    • Contributor: West, Ben
    • Date: 2019-10-23
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    Introduction to the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (Online Office Hours) Join us to discover audiovisual primary and secondary sources featured in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB). AAPB is a joint effort between the Library of Congress and WGBH, created to digitally preserve and provide access to public radio and television programs from the past 70+ years. The Library's Project Director for AAPB and the AAPB Engagement and Use Manager will share resources...
    • Contributor: Black, Kaleena - Gevinson, Alan - Marchese, Ryn - Reidel, Jennifer
    • Date: 2020-05-19
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    Shall Not Be Denied Preview Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden formally opens "Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote," a new exhibition that features artifacts and documents from the women who changed political history 100 years ago during the struggle for women's suffrage. The exhibition highlights records from the personal collections of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone and others in an effort to explore...
    • Contributor: Mandel, David - Mikulski, Hon. Barbara - Weiss, Elaine - Hayden, Carla - Ruth, Janice
    • Date: 2019-05-30
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    Women Who Dare The seven authors of the Library of Congress "Women Who Dare" series, which celebrates the lives of remarkable women who have shaped American history, discussed their books in a program sponsored by the Library's Center for the Book. The "Women Who Dare" series focuses on women who have changed the course of American history through their courage and spirit, often in the face of...
    • Contributor: Keating, Anjelina Michelle - Hess, Aimee - Osborne, Linda Barrett - Ruth, Janice E. - Krowl, Michelle A. - Reyburn, Susan - Sinclair, Evelyn
    • Date: 2006-11-16
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    Women suffragettes visit TR at Sagamore [1917]
    Women suffragettes visit Theodore Roosevelt at Sagamore, 1917
    Film is the opening of the second New York State suffrage campaign on Sept. 8, 1917 at Sagamore Hill. The first campaign, beginning in 1913, was unsuccessful; the woman suffrage amendment was rejected by the voters in 1915. On Nov. 6, 1917, the suffrage amendment to the New York State Constitution was approved by the voters. The suffragists invited to Sagamore Hill were headed...
    • Contributor: Reid, Helen Rogers - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress) - Roosevelt, Theodore - Whitehouse, Vira Boarman - Laidlaw, H. (Harriet Burton)
    • Date: 1917
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    Snapshots of Ottoman Women in Court Records Betül Basaran discussed views of Ottoman women via contemporary court records.
    • Contributor: Basaran, Betül
    • Date: 2018-03-13
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    Soundwaves of Feminism: The Women's Music Movement Women's history professor Bonnie J. Morris discussed on the women's music movement. Her talk explored rare materials and cultural changes introduced onstage by feminist and lesbian artists.
    • Contributor: Morris, Bonnie
    • Date: 2017-03-08
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    Drew Gilpin Faust: Women in Leadership Drew Gilpin Faust spoke with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden about the challenges they have faced both early in their careers and as they attained higher leadership positions, as well as provide advice for future change makers.
    • Contributor: Faust, Drew Gilpin - Hayden, Carla
    • Date: 2019-06-13
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    Fearless: A Tribute to Irish American Women This event celebrated the powerful role of history and tradition among generations of Irish American women, with three pillars in the fields of literature, media and politics: Alice McDermott, Margaret Brennan, and Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon. The event was co-sponsored ith the Embassy of Ireland in the United States in honor of St. Brigid's Day (Feb. 1).
    • Contributor: McDermott, Alice - Brennan, Margaret - Scanlon, Rep. Mary Gay
    • Date: 2020-02-06
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    Exhibition Opening: "Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote" On June 4, 1919, Congress, by joint resolution, approved the woman's suffrage amendment and sent it to the states for ratification. On the 100th anniversary of that date, the Library of Congress celebrated the opening night of a new exhibition "Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote." Handwritten letters, speeches, photographs and scrapbooks, created by American suffragists who persisted for more than...
    • Contributor: Capito, Sen. Shelley Moore - Pelosi, Rep. Nancy - James, Kay Coles - Weiss, Elaine - Roberts, Rebecca Boggs - Lawrence, Rep. Brenda - Mikulski, Sen. Barbara A. - Hayden, Carla - Blackburn, Sen. Marsha - Hegyi, Albert P.
    • Date: 2019-06-04
  • Film, Video
    Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote The Library exhibition "Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote" tells the story of the largest reform movement in American history with documents, photographs and scrapbooks from a diverse group of women who changed political history 100 years ago. Many suffragists donated their personal collections to the national library so that their stories would be remembered. The exhibition is part of the...
    • Contributor: Novara, Elizabeth A. - McGuigan, Kathy - Ruth, Janice E.
    • Date: 2020-05-20
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    Philippa Levine Discusses Why Historians Ignore Women in Studies on Decolonization Philippa Levine, a professor at the University of Southern California, discusses why decolonization studies rarely include the contributions of women, from the perspectives of women involved in anti-colonial movements and women who were part of the colonial authority structure. The lecture is sponsored by the John W. Kluge Center in conjunction with the National History Center's Decolonization Seminar.
    • Contributor: Levine, Philippa
    • Date: 2009-07-15
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    Why Hannah Mather Crocker's Observations on the Real Rights of Women Matters at 200 Eileen Hunt Botting discusses Hannah Mather Crocker's "Observations on the Real Rights of Women" (1818) the first book on women's rights published by an American. It can be compared in importance to Mary Wollstonecraft's "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman" (1792), both in terms of its genre (the traditionally masculine philosophical treatise) and its politics (engaging the controversial question of women's rights in...
    • Contributor: Botting, Eileen Hunt
    • Date: 2018-11-20
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    TR speaking at Sagamore Hill [1916-1918] [1]
    Theodore Roosevelt speaking at Sagamore Hill [1916-1918] | TR speaking at Sagamore Hill, 1917 | TR speaking at Sagamore Hill, 1917-1918 | Theodore Roosevelt speaking at Sagamore Hill, 1917 | Theodore Roosevelt speaking at Sagamore Hill, 1917-1918 | Editorial by the late Theodore Roosevelt
    Three sequences of TR addressing groups from the porch at Sagamore Hill. First sequence is TR speaking to a group of people on Sept. 8, 1917 at the opening of the second New York State suffrage campaign at Sagamore Hill. Second sequence is probably TR encouraging New York District volunteer workers for the third Liberty Loan on Apr. 2, 1918. Final views of TR...
    • Contributor: Community Motion Picture Service, Inc - Roosevelt, Theodore - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1916
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    TR speaking to a group of suffragettes from the porch at Sagamore Hill [1917]
    Theodore Roosevelt speaking to a group of suffragettes from the porch at Sagamore Hill, 1917
    TR addresses a group of men and women at the opening of the second New York State suffrage campaign on Sept. 8, 1917 at Sagamore Hill. Film includes a side view of TR and a frontal view shot from the rear of the crowd. A woman and a man appear on the porch behind TR; immediately in front of the porch, a man who...
    • Contributor: Roosevelt Memorial Association - International Newsreel Corporation - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1917
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    Barb Rosenstock: National Book Festival 2020 In "Leave It to Abigail!: The Revolutionary Life of Abigail Adams" (Little, Brown), Caldecott-winner Barb Rosenstock and artist Elizabeth Baddeley tell the story of one of the greatest founding mothers, Abigail Adams, wife and helpmeet of President John Adams, and mother of President John Quincy Adams.
    • Contributor: Rosenstock, Barb
    • Date: 2020-09-25
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    Erica Armstrong Dunbar: National Book Festival 2020 Erica Armstrong Dunbar's "She Came to Slay: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman" (37 Ink) is a lively, informative and illustrated tribute to an American heroine whose fearlessness and activism still resonate today. Filled with rare outtakes of commentary, an expansive timeline of Tubman's life, photos and commissioned illustrations, the book is a stunning and powerful mix of pop culture and scholarship.
    • Contributor: Armstrong Dunbar, Erica - Hayden, Carla
    • Date: 2020-09-26
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    Veronica Chambers: National Book Festival 2020 In "Finish the Fight!: The Brave and Revolutionary Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote" (Versify), Veronica Chambers tells about the women who were at the forefront of the fight to claim their right to vote 100 years ago. That includes Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, of course, but also many others you may never have heard about and women from...
    • Contributor: Chambers, Veronica
    • Date: 2020-09-25
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    Lucinda Robb & Rebecca Boggs Roberts: National Book Festival 2020 In search of a passionate cause? Take a few tips from the suffragists who led the longest and least-known movements in American history in Lucinda Robb and Rebecca Boggs Roberts' new book, "The Suffragist Playbook: Your Guide to Changing the World" (Candlewick).
    • Contributor: Boggs Roberts, Rebecca - Robb, Lucinda
    • Date: 2020-09-25
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    Charles E. Hughes speaking during campaign, Duquesne, Pa., 1916 Presidential candidate Charles Evans Hughes campaigns in Pittsburgh vicinity on Sept. 27, 1916. Hughes was on a strenuous tour in an attempt to knit together various Republican factions. In Pittsburgh area he was joined by Republican notables, some of whom had been at odds with him: Senator Boies Penrose, Philander Knox, William Flinn. Hughes spoke in opposition to the eight-hour day and was silent...
    • Contributor: Coleman, William H. - Hughes, Charles Evans - Universal Film Manufacturing Company - Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection (Library of Congress) - Community Motion Picture Service, Inc
    • Date: 1916