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Women Powering Democracy

Women Powering Democracy

History Comes Alive 

Several unique records from the Fairfax Circuit Court Historic Records Center (HRC) archives will be available for viewing such as early voter registration rolls and information about the women of Fairfax County, including registrar Edith Pullman and African American activist Mary Ellen Henderson. 

A short discussion of the records will be led by Dr. Jennifer Ritterhouse.

This program is cosponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area, a nonpartisan, grassroots organization working to protect and expand voting rights and ensure everyone is represented in our democracy and the Fairfax Circuit Court Historic Records Center (HRC).


About the Presenters

Dr. Jennifer Ritterhouse, is a Professor of History at the George Mason University. She earned her B.A at Harvard University and her M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the author of Discovering the South: One Man's Travels Through a Changing America in the 1930s (UNC Press, 2017) and Growing Up Jim Crow: How Black and White Southern Children Learned Race (UNC Press, 2006), as well as several articles.


Georgia Brown is the Historic Records Manager and lead archivist for Fairfax’s Historic Records Center, which holds records of the county and circuit courts dating from the formation of Fairfax County in 1742 through the early 1900s. Georgia holds a history degree from George Mason University and a library degree from Drexel University. 


This program is appropriate for ages 16 and above. This is an In-person event at the City of Fairfax Regional Library. Register by clicking on the "Begin Registration" button (below). 

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
7:00pm - 8:00pm
City of Fairfax Meeting Room A, City of Fairfax Meeting Room B
Library Branch:
City of Fairfax Regional Library
Women's History
  Adults     Older Adults     Teens  

Registration is required. There are 46 seats available.

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