Greetings from Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument

This museum house near the U.S. Capitol reminds us of the savvy organizing and courageous demonstrations waged by suffragettes to achieve voting rights for women. The slogans on the banners displayed throughout the house hold true today.

Sincerely,
BJ

Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument

This national monument, formerly known as the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum, was the home of Alice Paul and the headquarters for the National Woman's Party. Paul founded the National Woman’s Party in 1916 to further the cause of full equality for women, and the site became a center for feminist education and social change. The group helped to pass hundreds of pieces of legislation, including the 19th Amendment, which gave women in every U.S. state the right to vote (though many African-American women remained unable to vote for several decades). The monument includes a museum with some of the best resources on women’s suffrage and equal rights in the country.

State(s): District of Columbia

Established: 2016

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