Azerbaijan and the United States: Pioneer Nations in Women's Suffrage
Please join us June 8, 2011, at the majestic Library of Congress for this insightful lecture:
Thomas Jefferson Building
African Middle Eastern Room
10 First Street, SE
12:00 pm- 1:00 pm
The talk will emphasize the milestone set by Azerbaijan for being the first historically Muslim country to grant equal political rights and also will narrate the suffrage dynamics that occurred in the United States.
The Karabakh Foundation in collaboration with the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum is proud to bring to our audiences the presentation entitled "Azerbaijan and the United States: Pioneer Nations in Women's Suffrage." Lecturer Jennifer Krafchik, Director of Collections of the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum, will address the respective accomplishments of suffrage in Azerbaijan (1918) and the United States (1920).
This educational presentation represents a collaboration between the Museum and the Karabakh Foundation.
About the Speaker
Jennifer Krafchik serves as the Assistant Director and Director of Collections for the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum on Capitol Hill, home of the historic National Woman's Party. She manages one of the premier women's history collections in the United States and is responsible for providing the proper interpretation and exhibition of all artifacts. She was also the co-director of the National Woman’s Party Digital Imaging Project.
Ms. Krafchik currently serves on the planning committee for the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial at Occoquan Workhouse in Lorton, Virginia, and on the Collections Committee for Montpelier Mansion in Laurel, Maryland. She has written several articles for the Museum, including "Black Women in America: Contributors to Our Heritage."
Ms. Krafchik holds a Bachelor's degree in history from Marymount University and a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from the Catholic University of America.