Jun 24, 2016 4:22 PM GMT
President Obama Announces Designation of the ‘Stonewall National Monument’ in NYC
Being out some 27 years now, so glad to be alive and here in the present moment to witness our LGBT historic forward movement(s) the last few years.
Thinking back throughout, how many people we have lost or not with us anymore who never would have believed our progress, its encouraging
http://nytlive.nytimes.com/womenintheworld/2016/04/12/u-s-gets-its-first-national-monument-to-womens-history/U.S. gets its first national monument to women’s history
President Obama on Tuesday — Equal Pay Day, as he noted — designated the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum, in Washington D.C., which was home to one of the nation’s leading women’s rights organizations, the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument. The house was purchased by suffragist Alice Paul in 1929, for the National Woman’s Party (NWP), and remained the group’s headquarters until 1997, when the party became an educational organization and converted the house to a museum.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/04/160411-national-womans-party-house-museum-park-service-monument/A house and museum that was home to one of the nation’s leading women’s rights organizations will be the United States’ first national monument to women’s history.
On Tuesday, the Obama administration will designate the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum in Washington, D.C., as the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, underlining the National Park Service’s desire to acquire more sites that highlight women’s achievements. The monument joins three national parks that also focus on women’s history (parks are approved by Congress, while monuments are chosen by the president and do not require congressional approval).
Suffragist Alice Paul moved the National Woman’s Party to the house in 1929. It remained the party’s headquarters until 1997, when the NWP became an educational organization, and turned the house into a museum.