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The Role of Media in the Suffrage Movement
National Press Club program and reception includes newsmaking speakers,women leaders, suffrage music, video clips, scene from "Take What isYours"
(Alice Paul), suffrage marchers, suffrage foods prepared by NPC Chef Susan Delbert and a preview of the NPC suffrage exhibit, which will be featuredthroughout the month of March.
Thursday, February 28, 2013 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
National Press Club
529 14th Street NW- 13th floor Ballroom
March is National Women's History Month. One hundred years ago, suffragist Alice Paul and some 8,000 marchers from every state in the nation and every country
where women had the vote led the historic women's suffrage procession down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House. The NPC program will celebrate the
suffrage march, which put suffrage in the national spotlight in 1913, and in 1920, secured women's voting rights through the 19th Amendment now enshrined in the Constitution. The media coverage of the suffrage procession was a turning point for the media and for the suffragists The media understood for the first time that suffrage was a national movement and began to take the movement more seriously; and, for the suffragists the media coverage was a windfall giving them credibility and real momentum for the final push towards suffrage.
SPEAKERS: Some of the speakers include: NPC President Angela Greiling Keane of Bloomberg News; Maureen Bunyan, veteran television news broadcaster and a primary anchor for ABC WJLA/7 and Joan Wages, President/CEO, National Women's History Museum.
TICKETS: Admission is $15, $10 for NPC members with promotional code. Click here to purchase a ticket.