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Images from Schlesinger Library

 demonstration for new civil rights bill  (1978)


Judge Burnita Matthews presides over naturalization ceremony in a courtroom (1961)


Women's March on Washington poster: We are the popular vote!


Portrait of Mary Gibson Hundley.


 Crown Heights demonstration for Black Civil Rights (1978)


Women's Equality Day rally (1984)


Declaration and pledge of the women of the United States concerning their Political Rights and Duties (1871)


Boston Women's March for America (2017): A Seat at the Table


View from above of Washington, D.C. mall during women's rights event (1985)

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In 2018-2019, the Radcliffe Institute held a conference and a series of lectures and events on the topic of citizenship.  As noted in the conference materials, citizenship "means more than just formal membership in nation-states; it means belonging in communities..."  Gathered in this research guide are some collections that relate to citizenship.

The Schlesinger Library's Immigration, Equal Rights Amendment, LGBTQ, and Women's Suffrage research guides may also be of interest.

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