Guest House Celebrates Women's History Month (March 2014):
Clients Learn About Suffrage Movement,
Visting Sewall-Belmont House & Museum

MARCH 2014 ... Guest House Residents responded with great enthusiasm to a recent viewing of the 2004 HBO movie, Iron Jawed Angels, about the role of Alice Paul and the National Woman's Party in winning the vote for American women in 1920: "the 72-year struggle ended with the ratification of the 19th Amendment, the 'Susan B. Anthony' Amendment, granting women the vote" (Sewall-Belmont House website). The NWP was the first political group to picket the White House. What was viewed as their radical activities landed them in jail, where they went on hunger strikes and were force-fed.

After seeing the movie, there was a visit to the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum on Capitol Hill to tour the historic headquarters of the NWP, where our clients viewed banners, photographs and other exhibitions about the strategies and tactics used by the NWP in the suffrage and equal rights movements.

Below, at the Washington, DC's Sewall-Belmont House & Museum (left to right): Guest House clients Patricia and Aleatha, Jess (volunteer tour guide and former Head Docent), client Glyniece and two other museum visitors.
Sewall-Belmont House & Museum visit




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