Women's History Month -
Honoring the Trailblazers

Explore the stories of inspiring women who have changed the world. As we honor the incredible contributions and achievements of women throughout history, we invite you to join us in celebrating by watching the Society’s videos and engaging with our resources about women’s history.

The Unforgotten Women

Celebrate Women’s History Month with the latest volume of The Capitol Dome magazine! Explore the pioneering achievements of sculptor Elisabet Ney and the inspiring story behind the Portrait Monument to the women’s suffrage movement. This volume sheds light on the often-overlooked contributions of women in shaping history, art, and democracy.

Photos (c) Bruce Guthrie

Honoring the Women of National Statuary Hall

On March 29, 2023, the Society hosted a program to honor the statues of women in the Capitol’s National Statuary Hall Collection. Dr. Michele Cohen, the Curator of the Architect of the Capitol, presented the history of women’s representation in the Capitol. We invite you to watch C-SPAN’s recording of Dr. Cohen’s insightful presentation to celebrate the Women of the National Statuary Hall Collection.

Photos (c) Bruce Guthrie

The Life and Legacy of Jeannette Rankin:
America's First Congresswoman

Jeannette Rankin made history as the first woman elected to Congress, paving the way for future generations of women in politics. Watch CSPAN’s video recording  from our event featuring Legislative Analyst Jane Armstrong Hudiburg, who discussed the life and legacy of Jeannette Rankin, a trailblazing figure in American history. Discover Rankin’s remarkable story as a suffragist, pacifist, and politician, and explore her enduring impact on our nation. 

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Which educator and civil rights activist founded a college in Daytona in 1904 and founded the National Council of Negro Women in 1935?

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Who was the first woman to run for President of the United States?

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Who was the first black Congresswoman?

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In what year did women in the United States earn the right to vote?

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What was the name given to the 19th Amendment to the Constitution which guaranteed women’s right to vote in the United States.

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Which female lawyer worked for equal rights and suffrage, co-founded the ACLU in 1910, and helped write the Equal Rights Amendment?

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Where did the first Women’s Rights Convention take place in the U.S.?

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Which Congresswoman was the only member to vote against World War II?

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When were women first allowed to serve in Congress?

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