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WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH LECTURE ON JEANETTE RANKIN
March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present a Women’s History Month Lecture on Wednesday, March 21 with Jane Armstrong Hudiburg:Jeannette Rankin: A Singular Voice. This history month lecture will be held in the Cannon House Office Building, Room 121 from 1:00-2:00 pm.This event is free and open to the public; pre-registration is requested.
Jeannette Rankin was the first woman elected to Congress and the only Member of Congress to vote against both World Wars. As a woman’s suffrage and anti-war activist, Rankin spent her life breaking political and social boundaries, angering many while endearing herself to others. In this presentation, Hudiburg examines Rankin’s ongoing relationship to the Capitol and Congress, including her first term of office, her second term of office, her anti-Vietnam War march on Washington, and the placement of her statue in the Capitol’s National Statuary Hall Collection in 1985.
Jane Armstrong Hudiburg, M.A., is a freelance writer, specializing in the history of Congress and the Capitol. She is a regular contributor to the United States Capitol Historical Society’s magazine, The Capitol Dome, and has also been published in the Washington Post Magazine and several reference books, including The Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History. Formerly, she worked as a Capitol guide, a writer for the U.S. Senate Historical Office, an American history college instructor, and as the student programs coordinator for the Maryland General Assembly. She is now an analyst on congressional procedure for the Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress.