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Shall Not Be Denied

Two women suffrage leaders sitting side by side.The upcoming year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment being signed into law, which secured women’s right to vote. One exhibit that marks this milestone is ‘Shall Not Be Denied: Women and the Right to Vote,’ currently on display at the Library of Congress.

The Library of Congress is already a must-see for sightseers in DC, and the commemorative exhibit only adds to the appeal. The exhibit conveys the history of a movement and its leaders through historical photographs and original letters and documents. Some of the women highlighted in the exhibit include: Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Ida B. Wells, and Anna Howard Shaw.

A visitor to the exhibit examining a display beneath a suffrage quote.Their photographs convey a sense of deep seriousness and dedication, reminding the visitor of all the work it took to pass the 19th Amendment. Around the images are quotes from the suffrage leaders, highlighting their strength and perseverance. This important era of our history is well worth reflecting on in the beautiful interior of the Library of Congress.

On your next visit to historic Washington, DC, consider staying at our bed and breakfast near Dupont Circle, American Guest House. This quaint DC inn offers the perfect place to reflect on what you learn during the day.