Celebrating the Suffrage Centennial
February 28, 2013 6:00 PM
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One hundred years ago, suffragist Alice Paul and about 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.
In honor of this anniversary, the National Press Club is hosting a reception Thursday, Feb. 28 at 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Ballroom.
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The evening will celebrate the 1913 suffrage march, which put voting rights for women in the national spotlight, and in 1920, secured women's voting rights through the 19th Amendment now enshrined in the Constitution.
The reception includes women leaders, descendants of women suffragists, suffrage music, video clips of suffragists, suffrage foods prepared by NPC Chef Susan Delbert and a preview of the NPC Suffrage exhibit, which will be featured throughout the month of March at the Club.
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 and chief executive officer of the National Women's History Museum.
The panel includes:
• Eleanor Clift as moderator, opens the panel discussion with a short video about the press coverage of the march and female journalists. Clift is the contributing editor for Newsweek and the Daily Beast, a popular panelist on "The McLaughlin Group," and author of Founding Sisters and the Nineteenth Amendment;
• J.D. Zahniser, the co-author, with the late Amelia Fry, of Alice Paul: The Making of a Political Leader , the first comprehensive scholarly biography of the controversial suffrage leader;
• Erika Falk of the Aspen Institute, former public radio reporter and anchor, and author of Women for President: Media Bias in Nine Campaigns on how the media cover women in campaigns; and
• Rosalyn Terborg-Penn, historian and author of African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote: 1850-1920.
For more information, contact Events Committee Chair Megan Cotten at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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