The National Archives will present a discussion with Professor Katherine M. Marino about her book titled Feminism for the Americas: The Making of an International Human Rights Movement on March 26. In her book, she chronicles the dawn of the global movement for feminism and women’s rights in the first decades of the 20th century.
Rightfully Hers, a new exhibit to mark the centennial of the 19th Amendment, will open later this year at the National Archives.
The National Archives will present a discussion with bestselling author and journalist Even Thomas about his biography titled First: Sandra Day O’Connor, An American Life in the William G. McGowan Theater on April 24. Evans based his authoritative biography of America’s first female Supreme Court justice on exclusive interviews and first-time access to Justice O’Connor’s archives. Justice O’Connor’s story is that of “a woman who repeatedly shattered glass ceilings—doing so with a blend of grace, wisdom, humor, understatement, and cowgirl toughness.” Presidential historian Michael Beschloss will moderate the discussion. A book signing follows the program.
The Bethesda Urban Partnership will present the Local Writer's Showcase April 25-26.The annual contest, in partnership with Bethesda Magazine and the Bethesda Poetry Contest, will honor local writers. Permanent, fulltime residents from Maryland, D.C. and Virginia can submit their original works. All finalists will be honored at the Local Writer's Showcase.