Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Lesser of Two Evils

Sewall-Belmont is close to two very important buildings: the US Capitol and the US Supreme Court.  SCOTUS, as it is known in legal circles, is the highest court in the country, which means that it decides questions of great Constitutional … Continue reading

Inez and Edna

Inez Milholland Boissevain is one of the most famous suffragists.  When she rode at the front of the March 3, 1913 Woman Suffrage Parade, dressed as Joan of Arc and astride a white horse, she was a striking spokesperson for … Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Angelina

The PBS documentary American Experience is one of my favorites.  They recently premiered a new episode, exploring the history of abolitionism. Though the documentary largely focused on Frederick Douglass, whose portrait is currently on display at Sewall-Belmont, there was a … Continue reading

Suffrage Memorial Day

On this day in 1921, sculptor Adelaide Johnson installed her famous Suffrage Monument in the U.S. Capitol.  This marble sculpture features some of the great mothers of American feminism, depicting Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Lucretia Mott. Did … Continue reading

Happy Anna Howard Shaw Day!

Many people are celebrating Valentine’s Day today, but here at Sewall-Belmont, we celebrate Anna Howard Shaw Day. Anna Howard Shaw (1847-1919) was an important suffrage activist and president of NAWSA.  If you saw the movie Iron Jawed Angels, she is … Continue reading