“So here you have all these women gathered at the Capitol, at a time where very few women serve in Congress, you have this monument that isn't just to quaintly acknowledge the 19th Amendment, it's a call to action for the next generation of women...and Congress is like let's take our pictures, let's celebrate, and then a couple days later, it goes down to the Crypt, which is basically a broom closet."
In our latest mini-episode, we take a look at the tumultuous history of The Portrait Monument at the United States Capitol Building and the eccentric feminist, Adelaide Johnson, who brought it to life.
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If you’re interested in in more information, we find these sources helpful:
- The Portrait Monument - Architect of the Capitol
- The Suffragist Statue Trapped in a Broom Closet for 75 Years - Smithsonian Magazine
- Suffrage Self-Guided Walking Tour - Congressional Cemetery
- Creating Icons: How We Remember Woman Suffrage - National Museum of American History
- Susan B. Anthony Bronze Bust - National Portrait Gallery
- Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument
- The Woman's Building at the Columbian Exposition of 1893 - Molly Brown House Museum
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