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Women’s History Month: The Glass Ceiling, Broken or Cracked?
  • Date: Thursday, March 02, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC

When a major political party nominated the first woman for the American Presidency, was the proverbial glass ceiling broken or just cracked? A bipartisan group of former congresswomen will discuss their paths to public service, the challenges they faced, and what obstacles they still need to overcome. Moderated by journalist Rebecca Berg, panelists include former members of Congress Ann Marie Buerkle, Lynn Schenk, Barbara Kennelly; and Margaux Matter, Chief of Staff for Congresswoman Claudia Tenney. 

Presented in partnership with the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress. This month’s featured document commemorates the 100th anniversary of Jeannette Rankin becoming the first congresswoman and is on display in the East Rotunda Gallery through March 29, 2017.

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All public programs at the National Archives are free and streamed live online via the National Archives’ YouTube channel. Reservations are recommended; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors to the building will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Use the Special Events entrance on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW. Click here for more information on getting to the National Archives and parking.Live captioning will be available online and in the William G. McGowan Theater. If you require an alternative or additional accommodation for an event (such as a downloadable transcript or a sign language interpreter), please send an email to public.program@nara.gov or call 202.357.5000 in advance.