144 Constitution Ave, NE. Photo Credit: Sewall-Belmont House & Museum
From an email:
“Established today, the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument tells the story of women fighting for equal rights and the right to vote. Washington, DC’s newest national park site!”
Untitled by Nina Allender, November 1917. Originally published on the cover of “The Suffragist” on November 17, 1917, the cartoon shows a woman holding a banner with the words, “To Ask Freedom for Women is Not a Crime. Suffrage Prisoners Should Not Be Treated as Criminals.” Various crimes are represented on the “straight legal road” she walks down. Photo Credit: Sewall-Belmont House & Museum
From the National Parks Conservation Association:
“President Obama will issue a proclamation designating the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum in Washington, D.C. as the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, the country’s newest national park site.
The Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument contains the most complete collection of women’s suffrage and equal rights movement documents and artifacts in America. These resources help tell the story of women in America and one that will now be told by the best storytellers in the business – the National Park Service. (more…)