On March 21, 2007, the National Women’s History Month held a special event at the Hotel Washington in Washington, DC, to celebrate National Women’s History Month and to recognize the 2007 NWHM Honorees.
The beautiful gala reception was underwritten by the Lifetime Television Network, the media sponsor for National Women’s History Month. Lifetime Network has made the National Women’s History Project’s (NWHP) special celebrations of National Women’s History Month possible for the last six years.
The NWHP would also like to thank the National Women’s History Month’s sponsors who include: the American Federation of Teachers, CWA Local 1033, Trenton, NJ, Friends of Barbara Haney Irvine, and the National Education Association, and the for their important support.
The Hotel Washington’s Parkview Room was filled to capacity as over 120 people celebrated the 2007 National Women’s History Month Honorees who represented “Generations of Women Moving History Forward”.
Left to right: Sally Wagner (Matilda Josyln Gage Foundation), Joanelle Romero, General Rebecca Halstead, Lupe Anguiano, Brownie Ledbetter, Suzanne Lewis, Barbara Haney Irvine, Monique Mehta, and Ann Durr Lyon (Virginina Durr's Daughter).
Unable to attend: Toshi Reagon, Mary Ruthsdotter, Minnijean Brown Trickey, and representatives for Martha Wright Griffiths and Constance Baker Motely.
|Barbara and Geoff Irvine with friends from NJ and DC including: Amelia Fry and Rex Davis; Edie Mayo; Bobbie Francis, and Jean and Van Perry|
|Linda Wharton, NWHP Board Member pays tribute to the late Constance Baker Motely.|
|Enjoying the evening are NWHP Board members Gracia Molina de Pick and Robert Cooney with Honoree Joanelle Romero in the background.|
|Barbara Haney Irvine discussed the importance of women’s historic sites.|
|Brownie Ledbetter with Congressman Vic Snyder. Congressman Snyder served the dual roles of accepting the 2007 Honoree Award for Minnijean Brown Trickey(who was not able to attend) and presenting the 2007 Honoree Award to Brownie Ledbetter.|
|Molly Murphy MacGregor, Executive Director of the National Women’s History Project welcoming everyone to this special celebration.|
The Alice Paul Centennial Foundation (APCF) was well represented. L to R.Mary Scout, former APCF Board Chair; Barbara Irvine; Judy Buckman, APCF Founding Board Member;Jean Perry , Founding APCF Board Member.
|Dr. Sally Wagner, Executive Director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation discussed the life and work of Matilda Joslyn Gage.
|General Wilma Vaught presents the 2007 Honoree Award to General Rebecca Halstead.|
| L to R Barbara Haney Irvine, 2007 Honoree, Martha Burke, former president of the National Council of Women’s Organizations, and Beth Newberger, leader in preservation of women’s historic sites.