A Field Trip Salute to Women in America: Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument and Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site
Date and Time: Sunday, March 1, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Meet in the Crystal Gateway Marriott Lobby at 8:15 am - the bus will depart promptly at 8:30 am.
Registration Fee: $45 / person
To commemorate Women’s History Month as well as the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which guaranteed women's right to vote, we pay a visit to the former homes of some incredible women who were giants in their field.
Home to the National Woman's Party for nearly 90 years, the Belmont-Paul House was the epicenter of the struggle for women's rights. From this house in the shadow of the U.S. Capitol and Supreme Court, Alice Paul and the NWP developed innovative strategies and tactics to advocate for the Equal Rights Amendment and equality for women.
Mary McLeod Bethune achieved her greatest recognition at the Washington, DC townhouse that is now the Mary McLeod Bethune House. The Council House was the first headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) and was Bethune’s last home in Washington, DC. From this house, Bethune and the NCNW spearheaded strategies and developed programs that advanced the interests of African American women.
Registration includes transportation to and from the sites. Tour will take place rain or shine so please plan to dress appropriately. While there is no strenuous walking planned, comfortable shoes are recommended. Note: The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site is not wheelchair accessible.
Limited to 25 participants.