Join us at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 26 for a special free screening of “Iron Jawed Angels,” (125 min, HBO Films, 2004) hosted in conjunction with our special exhibition “Women’s Voices, Women’s Votes, Women’s Rights.” The historical drama focuses on the work of Alice Paul and the National Woman’s Party (NWP) in the early 20th century to secure the right to vote. Known for their radical tactics, the NWP was the first organization to picket in front of the White House.
Page Harrington, former Executive Director of the NWP at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, will introduce the film and set the stage by giving historical context for the overarching suffrage movement. Following the screening, Harrington will provide commentary about the historical accuracy of the characters and events of the film and answer questions.
This program is sponsored in part by the National Archives Foundation.