Friends of the Library Author Talk: Rebecca Roberts

Tenley-Friendship Library

Friends of the Library Author Talk: Rebecca Roberts

Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 7 p.m.

Join author Rebecca Roberts for her author talk on Suffragists in Washington, D.C.: The 1913 Parade and the Fight for the Vote.

The Great Suffrage Parade was the first civil rights march to use the nation's capital as a backdrop. Despite 60 years of relentless campaigning by suffrage organizations, by 1913 only six states allowed women to vote. Then Alice Paul came to Washington, D.C. She planned a grand spectacle on Pennsylvania Avenue on the day before Woodrow Wilson's inaugurationmarking the beginning of a more aggressive strategy on the part of the women's suffrage movement. Author Rebecca Boggs Roberts narrates the heroic struggle of Alice Paul and the National Woman's Party as they worked to earn the vote.