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A Community Exploring Its Past

The Overbeck Project preserves and publicizes the history of the Capitol Hill community by recording the recollections of its longtime residents, presenting history lectures and promoting historical research.

Lecture Series

Woman Suffrage: Picketing at U.S. Capitol, 1918. Harris & Ewing Photograph. Library of Congress. https://www.loc.gov/item/2016866204/

Places of Protest: The Struggle for Women’s Suffrage in the Nation’s Capital

Lecture By :
Elizabeth A. Novara
March 9, 2020
One hundred years ago, in early 1920, suffragists waited in anticipation to see if their tireless work would pay off – would the states ratify the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution securing the right to vote for millions of women?
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The Overbeck Project Notes with Sadness the Passing of James Goode.

Goode was the author of a number of valued and important books on the history and development of the city of Washington, including our Capital Hill neighborhood.
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