Celebrating 100 Years: Preserving the Voice of Women Suffragists
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The Library of Congress's Suffrage: Women Fight for the Vote campaign is underway and the PPG Committee is gathering for the unique opportunity to transcribe documents from the suffragette movement of the late 1800s-early 1900s.

When: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: FiscalNote
1201 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Suite 600
Washington, District of Columbia  20004
United States
Contact: WGR Office

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Event Description 

Join us as we learn more about the fight for our rights and transcribe documents by female leaders in American History. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. **Please bring your own laptop and power cord to participate in the digital transcription process.**

100 years ago, women’s demand for the vote was radical and transforming. The movement questioned the country’s commitment to democracy, highlighted persistent racial and class tensions, and challenged existing domestic relationships. It also affected—for better and worse—the women and families who became involved in the struggle. Few women who began the suffrage struggle before the Civil War, including Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, lived long enough to witness its final victory, but their work was carried on by the younger women, such as Carrie Chapman Catt, whom they inspired and taught.

Join the PPG Committee as we examine handwritten papers of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Mary Church Terrell, Carrie Chapman Catt, Anna E. Dickinson, and others that have never been fully transcribed via a digital Library of Congress transcription event. Get a glimpse into the daily lives of these determined leaders and their stories of hope, perseverance, sacrifice, courage, creativity and conviction. Whether you can come for 30 minutes, or for the full 3 hours, join us to preserve the voices of women suffragists for generations to come.

Please bring your own laptop/tablet and charging cord to participate. We will provide instructions on how to log into the Library of Congress system to transcribe a document on-site. Networking and idea sharing will be part of the fun, so please bring a friend. This event is open to WGR members and non-members.

This is a free event.

This is event is off the record and not for press purposes.

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