Women in History Callbox Unveiling



10/16/2019 10:30 am - 11:00 am



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The DowntownDC BID will be unveiling art profiling women’s contributions to local and national history. The art installation, made possible by a grant from the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities (CAH), features original art by local artist and architect Charles Bergen in eight restored and refurbished emergency call boxes on street corners in DowntownDC.


  • Neil Albert, DowntownDC BID
  • Charles Bergen, Artist
  • Allison Majette, Macy’s

The call box art profiles the following women:

  • Josephine Butler, community leader and co-founder of the DC Statehood Party (14th & K)
  • Katharine Graham, longtime publisher of The Washington Post (15th & L)
  • Julia Ward Howe, abolitionist, suffragist and writer of the lyrics of the “Battle Hymn of the Republic” (14th & F)
  • Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley, a seamstress and activist who bought her own freedom from slavery and served clients such as Mary Todd Lincoln (Vermont & K)
  • Flora Rollins Molton, DC musician (13th & G)
  • Alice Stokes Paul, suffragist and leader of the National Woman’s Party (14th & E)
  • Mary Church Terrell, civil rights activist and suffragist (14th & G)
  • Alma Woodsey Thomas, artist and educator (13th & G)

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