Oct 16, 2020
Tuesday Speaker Series
Today and Yesterday; The Racial Implications
of the Wilsonian Foreign Service
Amb. Joel Danies & Chris Richardson
12pm,Tuesday, October 20
Retired Ambassador Joel Danies and retired Foreign Service Officer Chris Richardson will discuss the racial implications of the Wilsonian Foreign Service and the experience of people of color serving in the US Foreign Service from 1913 to today. This event will be of special interest to anyone considering joining the foreign service or studying foreign relations, race relations, or history – and is especially relevant in the context of Wilson’s negative impact on the civil rights we still struggle with today.

Joel Danies is the former United States Ambassador to the Republic of Gabon as well as the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe. He is a career member of the U.S. Senior Foreign Service, class of Counselor, and a diplomat since 1987. Chris Richardson is a former Foreign Service Officer with over a decade of experience as an immigration lawyer and former Consular Officer for U.S. Embassies and Consulates across four continents. The discussion will be moderated by Jonathan Wharton, Associate Professor of Political Science & Urban Affairs at Southern Connecticut State University.
Suffrage Outside!
extended to Nov 30
Suffrage Outside! is open for an extra month due to popular demand. And hours have been extended until 6pm on Thursday nights.

Suffrage Outside! celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage in DC's first all-outside, socially distanced exhibition. Discover how women’s work outside the home, outside in the streets, outside the United States, as well as the work and leadership of Black women kept outside the ‘mainstream,’ collectively propelled the American women’s suffrage campaign to victory in 1920.
Read more about Suffrage Outside! in the Washington Post and watch the television coverage on the WUSA9 morning show.
Halloween Game Night
Friday, Oct 30, 5:30 - 7:00pm
Enjoy an outdoor Halloween treat in the Wilson House garden at a special Halloween Game Night. Try your hand at croquet, bocce ball and ring toss or bring your own board games to play with members of your "bubble." While you are here, explore the Suffrage Outside! exhibition throughout the garden or hang out on the terrace to show off your costume.

$15 per person includes one drink and outdoor seating.
Food truck.
Costumes encouraged but not required.
A Birthday Present for Edith!
(l) Ellen Clarke and (r) Rachel Norman presenting awards to (center) Elizabeth Karcher, Executive Director of the Woodrow Wilson House in the Wilson House garden.
The Emily Nelson chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored Edith Bolling Wilson on October 15th, the 148th anniversary of her birth, with the Women in American History Award. They also awarded the Woodrow Wilson House the Excellence in Historic Preservation Award!

Thank you!

Women in American History
Excellence in Historic Preservation
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