The Smithsonian Institute has borrowed Xavier University of Louisiana Library’s photograph of Mrs. Margaret James Washington for an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. Mrs. Washington was an anti-lynching activist in the late 1800s and the first “lady principal” at what is today Tuskegee University. The exhibit, “Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence,” will reveal the women and organizations often overlooked in the complex narrative of women’s suffrage.
In this, the first installation of our quarterly newsletter, we’re taking a look at what we did over the summer (we made improvements to the library, of course!). We added resources that will make it easier for you to conduct your research from where ever you’re sitting.
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