March Florence Hedges writes to her dad about her experiences marching in the 1913 Woman Suffrage parade in Washington, DC. On the day before the presidential inauguration, more than women marched up Pennsylvania Avenue demanding the right to vote.
April 29, 1899: Happy birthday, Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington! Born here in Washington, D.C., the pianist, composer, and orchestra leader had a huge, international impact on jazz. This is a 1963 program for his performance in Damascus, Syria.