Author Talk: Rebecca Bogg Roberts

Shepherd Park/Juanita E. Thornton Library

Author Talk: Rebecca Bogg Roberts

On March 3, 1913, a large procession of women marched down Pennsylvania Avenue with Capitol Hill as the backdrop. The Great Suffrage Parade was planned by Alice Paul, a prominent suffragist of the day. The parade was covered in the newspapers and many turned out to watch. Although events didn't go as planned that day, the Great Suffrage Parade was the first civil rights march to occur in the nation's capital.

In her new book Suffragists in Washington, D.C., local author Rebecca Boggs Roberts chronicles the events following the parade, the efforts by prominent suffrage organizations for the women's right to vote, and the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920.

The event is at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 12.

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