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Visit http://nationalwomansparty.org/visit/plan-your-visit/ to learn more! The house has stood strong on Capitol Hill for over two hundred years. Early occupants of the house participated in the formulation of Congress and witnessed the construction of the US Capitol and the Supreme Court. In 1929, the National Woman’s Party (NWP) purchased the house, and it soon evolved into a center for feminist education and social change. For over sixty years, the trailblazing NWP utilized the strategic location of the house to lobby for women’s political, social, and economic equality. Today, the museum tells the compelling story of a community of women who dedicated their lives to the fight for women’s rights. The innovative tactics and strategies these women devised became the blueprint for women’s progress throughout the twentieth century. The site was dedicated as a National Historic Landmark for its significance to the history of the United States. The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum, along with the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Star Spangled Banner, was named by Congress as a nationally significant preservation project in legislation establishing the “Save America’s Treasures” program. In 2016, the house was designated the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument, becoming the 411th national monument in the National Park Service. The Museum houses one of the most expansive and unique collections from the women’s suffrage and equal rights campaigns. Museum exhibits highlight the tactics and strategies used during the 20th century women’s rights movement and artifacts from the NWP collection bring the story to life. Visit www.nationalwomansparty.org for more information.

“May it stand for years and years to come, telling of the work that the women of the United States have accomplished; the example we have given foreign nations; and our determination that they shall be—as ourselves—free citizens, recognized as the equals of men.”
—Alva Belmont, January 4, 1931

Operating as usual

We have important news this morning! The closing of the Centennial year brings another action by the National Woman’s Pa...
12/29/2020
Alice Paul Institute Receives National Woman’s Party Trademarks

We have important news this morning! The closing of the Centennial year brings another action by the National Woman’s Party (NWP) to sustainably safeguard the NWP’s legacy in the years to come.

After the completion of the historic gift of its collection to the Library of Congress and to the National Park Service, the NWP’s Board of Directors has decided to dissolve the NWP as an independent nonprofit and will transfer its remaining assets to the Alice Paul Institute which shares the NWP’s heritage and mission of advancing women’s equality. You can read more about this transfer here: https://bit.ly/3o1rGnS

On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, thank you for your long support of the National Woman’s Party. We sincerely hope that you will continue your engagement through the Alice Paul Institute, which will continue to reflect the National Woman’s Party legacy and its quest for full equality.

API/NWP Joint Press Release on Trademark Transfer

Today's article on the NWP collections gift to the National Park Service and Library of Congress really captures so much...
10/26/2020
Women’s history shrine donates trove of artifacts to Library of Congress and National Park Service

Today's article on the NWP collections gift to the National Park Service and Library of Congress really captures so much of what we treasure about these materials-- and why their preservation is so important. https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2020/10/25/womens-history-donation-vote-suffrage/

The National Woman’s Party said it is donating a large collection of artifacts, many from the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument in D.C., to the federal government.

Today, the National Woman’s Party (NWP) announced the gift of its historic collection spanning women’s suffrage and the ...
10/08/2020

Today, the National Woman’s Party (NWP) announced the gift of its historic collection spanning women’s suffrage and the movement for women’s equality to the Library of Congress and National Park Service. This gift comes as the country celebrates 100 years of women's constitutional right to vote and ensures public access to a trove of records about the history of the women’s rights movement in the United States. Read the full release here: http://ow.ly/DiOT50BMyFV

09/19/2020
A Conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the National Woman's Party

The National Woman’s Party mourns the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. A jurist of extraordinary stature, Justice Ginsburg is a role model to generations of women and girls. A courageous champion of justice and equality for all, she has had a profound and lasting impact on the law and particularly on the rights of women.

Justice Ginsburg leaves behind a powerful and historic legacy. Legal equality for everyone is more enshrined in the law because of her brilliant and fierce advocacy. We are all better off because of her work.

A friend of the National Woman’s Party, Justice Ginsburg honored us by leading a convening of women’s rights organizations on Women’s Equality Day in 2018. We honor the work and the legacy of Justice Ginsburg and send our heartfelt condolences to her family. May her memory be a blessing.

https://youtu.be/DRuNVI2TaFg

In celebration of Women's Equality Day on August 26, 2018, the National Woman's Party hosted a conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsbu...

Today marks 100 years since the 19th Amendment became law, finally securing in the U.S. Constitution a woman’s right to ...
08/26/2020

Today marks 100 years since the 19th Amendment became law, finally securing in the U.S. Constitution a woman’s right to vote after more than 70 years of struggle by generations of women across the country.

National Woman’s Party (NWP) founders Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, along with countless brave and committed people from across the country, helped accomplish this achievement. And they did so by pursuing innovative tactics and strategies—marching, organizing, lobbying, holding politicians accountable, and picketing the White House—the first organization in history to do so.

They persisted, even during World War I, when many believed it unpatriotic to criticize President Woodrow Wilson during war time. It was this commitment to purpose that led to their arrest, imprisonment, and even an effort to declare Alice Paul insane. In protest of their treatment, many went on hunger strikes and endured brutal force feedings that left them with long-term health issues.

The suffrage movement, like the country, was impelled by and tolerated racism, despite the leadership and participation of many Black women, including Ida B. Wells, Mary Church Terrell and members of the Delta Sigma Alpha sorority. And after ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920, voting rights were not evenly given. It would be decades before Black and Native American women achieved those rights. Still today, voter suppression and assaults against women’s basic rights remain a threat that disproportionately impact women of color.

The story is told at Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument in Washington, DC.

Alice Paul said that the 19th Amendment vote was a means to an end and the real goal was equality. In 1923, Paul wrote the Equal Rights Amendment, and for the next 50 years, the NWP worked to overturn legal discrimination at the local, state, national and international levels.

Today, activists across the country and the globe are raising their voices, working to take the next leap forward for justice and equality for all.

Our foremothers from 100 years ago would no doubt be proud.

Onward!

08/25/2020
Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument

You can still enjoy Maureen Broy Papoich's performance of selections from her new song cycle THE ERA PROJECT, written in honor of her grandmother’s work fighting for the Equal Rights Amendment. Written with composer Rain Nox, this is a beautiful and moving work that highlights stories from the women’s movement, the ERA’s history, and its current status.

Belmont-Paul and the National Woman's Party are proud to present Maureen Broy Papovich as she performs selections from her new song cycle THE ERA PROJECT, written in honor of her grandmother’s work fighting for the Equal Rights Amendment.

Broy Papovich will share the powerful story of her grandmother, Cecil Norton Broy, who lived and worked with Alice Paul on the ERA as political chairman of the National Woman’s Party. Together, Broy Papovich and composer Rain Nox collaborated to craft a new body of work, with six songs total, that speak to the history of the Equal Rights Amendment and the National Woman’s Party. Created for classical soprano and piano, the work highlights stories from the women’s movement, the ERA’s history, and its current status.

Maureen will be available for Q&A in the live premiere chat box. Don't miss this fantastic 19th Amendment Centennial performance!

Composer Rain Nox
Librettist Maureen Broy Papovich
Recorded by CJ Johnson
Soprano Maureen Broy Papovich
Pianist Keith Weber

08/24/2020
Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument

Did you miss Susanna Rich's performance this past weekend? You can enjoy now on the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument video page. This original poetry work crafts careful research into moving, first-person narratives.

Join us as Susanna Rich presents Shout!, an original poetry work written from the points of view suffragist heroes from the 1848 Seneca Falls Woman’s Rights Convention to the 1920 Tennessee ratification of the 19th Amendment. Specializing in writing historical poetry, Susanna transforms carefully researched material into first-person narrative, creating a fabulous you-are-here experience for audiences.

Thanks to the National Woman's Party for helping us host the event.

#19thAmendent #NPS19th

08/22/2020
Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument

Starting soon!

Susanna Rich presents Shout!, an original poetry work written from the points of view suffragist heroes from the 1848 Seneca Falls Woman’s Rights Convention to the 1920 Tennessee ratification of the 19th Amendment. Specializing in writing historical poetry, Susanna transforms carefully researched material into first-person narrative, creating a fabulous you-are-here experience for audiences.

Thanks to the National Woman's Party for helping us host the event.

#19thAmendent #NPS19th

08/22/2020
Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument

We are so excited about this performance! Please join us on the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument page tomorrow!!

Belmont-Paul and the National Woman's Party are proud to present Maureen Broy Papovich as she performs selections from her new song cycle THE ERA PROJECT, written in honor of her grandmother’s work fighting for the Equal Rights Amendment.

Broy Papovich will share the powerful story of her grandmother, Cecil Norton Broy, who lived and worked with Alice Paul on the ERA as political chairman of the National Woman’s Party. Together, Broy Papovich and composer Rain Nox collaborated to craft a new body of work, with six songs total, that speak to the history of the Equal Rights Amendment and the National Woman’s Party. Created for classical soprano and piano, the work highlights stories from the women’s movement, the ERA’s history, and its current status.

Maureen will be available for Q&A in the live premiere chat box. Don't miss this fantastic 19th Amendment Centennial performance!

Composer Rain Nox
Librettist Maureen Broy Papovich
Recorded by CJ Johnson
Soprano Maureen Broy Papovich
Pianist Keith Weber

We are very excited about this documentary! Registration is free but limited (see below for this evening's link) but the...
06/23/2020

We are very excited about this documentary! Registration is free but limited (see below for this evening's link) but there is a second opportunity next Monday, June 29, 6:30-8pm ET
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/american-experience-the-vote-screening-and-discussion-tickets-108869993080

"Women weren't given the vote. They took it."

Are you looking forward to the premiere of the American Experience | PBS series "The Vote" on July 6 and 7? You can get a sneak-peak tonight of a chapter about the 1913 Woman Suffrage Procession and the demand for the #19thAmendment. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with producers and scholars. #NPS19th

The event is free but registration is limited. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/american-experience-the-vote-screening-and-discussion-tickets-108860733384
📸Illustrated promotional picture of The Vote film. For more information about the series, visit: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/vote/

03/14/2020
Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument

Please note that Belmont-Paul will be closed to the public starting today, March 14. We will post updates as we receive them. Thanks for patience and stay safe!

As a public health precaution due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument will temporarily close to the public starting Saturday, March 14. Updates will be posted to our website and social media channels.

We really appreciate the work Susan Philpott has done on the cartoons of the suffrage movement. Come by Belmont-Paul Wom...
03/07/2020

We really appreciate the work Susan Philpott has done on the cartoons of the suffrage movement. Come by Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument today for a special discussion at 3:00 pm.

Join the National Park Service and the National Woman's Party today March 7, 2020, for a Women's History Month Open House!

At 3:00 pm, Park Ranger Susan Philpott leads an interactive discussion of the use of images and cartoons in the woman suffrage movement. Examine the museum exhibits to discover whose stories are told—and who has been left out. After the conversation, you are invited to create your own cartoon or banner about an issue important to you. Family-friendly activity. #NPS19th #WomensHistoryMonth

Image: Nina Allender, cartoonist for the National Woman's Party, 1916. The Library of Congress

Please just us and our friends Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument and America's National Parks bookstore at...
03/06/2020
Calendar - Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument (U.S. National Park Service)

Please just us and our friends Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument and America's National Parks bookstore at the Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument for a day of celebration honoring the accomplishments of women. Explore the museum exhibits, create your own ratification star, color a Suffrage Cat and more. No tickets or reservations required

10:00 a.m. - Thesis Presentation: Women Marching

A Comparison of the Women's Suffrage Parade of 1913 to the 2017 Women's Suffrage March Pertaining to Washington D.C." examines the ongoing evolution of women in politics and protests. Josilyn Lieb of Ohio Northern University will explore the origin, orchestration, and media coverage of both events.

3:00 p.m. - See Yourself Here: Representation in the Suffrage Movement

Join a park ranger for an interactive discussion of the use of images and cartoons in the woman suffrage movement. Examine the museum exhibits to discover whose stories are told—and who has been left out. After the conversation, you are invited to create your own cartoon or banner about an issue important to you. Family-friendly activity.

Check the calendar for more information as events will be added! https://www.nps.gov/bepa/planyourvisit/calendar.htm

In 2020, we’ll celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. We’ve come a long way but there’s much work yet to b...
12/31/2019

In 2020, we’ll celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. We’ve come a long way but there’s much work yet to be done. Support the NWP & #equality this holiday season. #Donate today! nationalwomansparty.org/donate

This holiday season, support the NWP and our efforts to preserve artifacts from our decades-long fight for #equality. #D...
12/17/2019

This holiday season, support the NWP and our efforts to preserve artifacts from our decades-long fight for #equality. #Donate today! nationalwomansparty.org/donate

The NWP is preserving our historic collection, like this banner used to protest, for future generations. So future #acti...
12/11/2019

The NWP is preserving our historic collection, like this banner used to protest, for future generations. So future #activists can look back and see: the young have always been at the gates for #equality. Support our work & #donate today! http://ow.ly/7e0450xxAlt

This #GivingTuesday, support the NWP and our storied fight for gender #equality. We need your help to preserve our artif...
12/03/2019

This #GivingTuesday, support the NWP and our storied fight for gender #equality. We need your help to preserve our artifacts from women’s suffrage to the #ERA fight for future generations.
Donate today! nationalwomansparty.org/donate

Join the Friends of Arlington Public Library and former Jeopardy! contestants for a night of fun and challenging trivia ...
10/02/2019
Women's History Trivia Night: Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Right to Vote | Friends of the Arlington Public Library

Join the Friends of Arlington Public Library and former Jeopardy! contestants for a night of fun and challenging trivia as we celebrate the 19th Amendment and women’s history. The top trivia teams will win prizes and all participants will learn a thing or two while enjoying friendly competition.

This special trivia event will be held on Friday October 18th from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the Central Library (1015 N. Quincy St. Arlington, VA 22201.) Doors will open at 6 p.m.

Beer and wine will be available for purchase from the Ballston Business Improvement District. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres are included with ticket price.

All proceeds from this event benefit the Friends of the Arlington Public Library in their mission to support Arlington Public Libraries and strengthen literacy in the community.

For more info, please visit: https://arlingtonlibraryfriends.org/event/womens-work-celebrating-100-years-of-womens-right-to-vote/

Guests must be 21 or older.

09/17/2019

The National Woman’s Party mourns the loss of Cokie Roberts, pioneering journalist and champion of women's history. Her advice and support were invaluable to us. We send our heartfelt condolences to her family, friends and colleagues.

Alice Paul unfurls ratification banner upon learning Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th amendment. Happy...
08/26/2019

Alice Paul unfurls ratification banner upon learning Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th amendment. Happy Women's Equality Day from the National Woman's Party! More work remains. Please donate now.

https://www.nationalwomansparty.org/

#nationalwomansparty #equality #womensequalityday

Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument
06/28/2019

Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument

Due to our ongoing A/C issues, Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument will be closed starting today (Friday, June 28) for an indefinite amount of time. Our Facilities team is working to address the issue as quickly as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument
06/28/2019

Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument

Due to our ongoing A/C issues, Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument will be closed starting today (Friday, June 28) for an indefinite amount of time. Our Facilities team is working to address the issue as quickly as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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144 Constitution Ave NE - Entrance On 2nd Street, NE
Washington D.C., DC
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Just a few blocks from the Capitol South (Orange/Blue) and Union Station (Red) metro lines

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Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
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Next Week - Women Are Poetry In Motion -- Every Day in Every Way Hosted by Esther Productions Inc and Led by Ms. Joy Jones Feb 27, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST online event Register for Women Are Poetry In Motion -- Every Day in Every Way at www.estherproductionsinc.com/events-1/women-are-poetry-in-motion-every-day-in-every-way This 60-minute writing workshop is designed for adult women to learn more about poetry writing techniques but also to become more intimate with their own personal stories and history. Led by award-winning author and performance artist Joy Jones, participants will also come to understand and appreciate the power of poetry to heal, inspire and provide an opportunity for celebration of self, family and community. “Joy Jones is a trainer, performance poet, playwright and author of several books including Private Lessons: A Book of Meditations for Teachers; Tambourine Moon, which was selected as one of the best books for children by the black caucus of the ALA and featured on the Bernie Mac Show; and Fearless Public Speaking. She has won awards for her writing from the D. C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, and the Colonial Players Promising Playwrights Competition, plus awards from both the D. C. Department of Recreation & Parks and the D. C. Commission on National & Community Service for outstanding community service. Joy Jones’ provocative op-ed on marriage trends for The Washington Post, “Marriage is for White People”, went viral. She is the director of the arts organization, The Spoken Word, and the founder of the Double Dutch team, DC Retro Jumpers, which has led exhibitions and classes throughout metropolitan Washington and abroad. Joy often leads workshops on creative writing, communications and black history.” Esther Productions, Inc. is a Washington, DC-based national nonprofit organization. Founded in 2004, it is dedicated to inspiring and empowering girls and women. It is supported through generous contributions from Kerry S. Pearson LLC, Emmanuel Bailey, Veterans Services Corp, Pepco, an Exelon Corporation, Fort Myer Construction Corporation Charitable Foundation and Esther’s Friends. - estherproductionsinc.com Special Thanks: Afrika Abney, Arts and Marketing Consultant #targetaudience
Women Are Poetry In Motion -- Every Day in Every Way Feb 27, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST online event Register for Women Are Poetry In Motion -- Every Day in Every Way at www.estherproductionsinc.com/events-1/women-are-poetry-in-motion-every-day-in-every-way #targetaudience
Esther's Butterfly Summit has been rescheduled to September 25th and 26th. It is presented by Esther Productions Inc and Young Parent Elevation Network. #communication #women #adults #parents #dmv #consultant #services Ms. Jennifer Yolanda Okosun Butterfly Summit Flyer created and designed by Ms. Afrika Abney, Consultant
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Amazing now, Heartly thanks
#WomensHistoryMonth-Remembering Baltimore suffragist, Edith Houghton Ho**er! https://soundcloud.com/hillipsand/mother-mends
Will you have any events this weekend?
Happy Birthday, Alice Paul
Conshohocken Free Library is hosting a free program about woman suffrage movement in Pennsylvania this Saturday, January 12 at 11:30 AM, presented by the Justice Bell Foundation.
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