Ever since the beginnings of the American Revolution in the mid-1770’s, Americans have cried out for forums to speak their minds and air their grievances. One of the most active of all those places since the founding of Washington, DC has been Lafayette Square and Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House. Facing the Executive Mansion, demonstrators have shouted, sung, spoken, and silently expressed their views and ideas on a variety of controversial subjects. In a land founded on dissent and the freedom of speech, no place has witnessed more of this truly most American of activities than the area opposite the North entrance of the White House.
Please join Jacob Dinkelaker, a Park Ranger stationed at President's Park, as he explores the roots of demonstrations outside the White House, from their earliest beginnings at the time of the Woman's Suffrage Movement up to present day.
All that are interested are invited. The DOI Library is located in the Main Interior Building, located at 1849 C Street, NW, Room 1151 in Washington. Space for the program is limited so please go to the following link to register:
You may also contact the Library by phone at (202) 208-5815 or by e-mail at [log in to unmask] for more information about this program. For information about future DOI Library Park Ranger Speaker Series programs, we encourage you to visit our Park Ranger Speaker Series website at http://www.doi.gov/library/programs/speaker.cfm.
We hope to see you on January 21st!
Director - U.S. Dept. of the Interior Library
Office of the Secretary - Office of Facilities and Administrative Services (OFAS)
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