Nora Houston: Artist and Activist

Learn about Nora Houston (1883-1942), Richmond artist, art teacher, and activist.  Miss Houston, the niece of Major James Dooley, was a leading suffragette in Virginia and a founding member of The Equal Suffrage League of Virginia.  She was also a leading voice for racial reconciliation and children’s rights.

John Tucker, the President of The Nora Houston Foundation, speaks of Miss Houston’s life and work, as well as the work of the Foundation to preserve many of Miss Houston paintings.  On Tuesday, August 18, 2020, the Foundation will dedicate a grave marker at Miss Houston’s previously unmarked grave in Shockoe Hill Cemetery in Richmond.  The event will take place at 7:00 pm and is open to the public.  August 18th was chosen as the date for the dedication because it is the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, expanding the right to vote to women.

The Nora Houston Foundation is pleased to work with The Parsons’ Cause Foundation and St. John’s Church Foundation in presenting this program.  Thanks also go to The Friends of Shockoe Hill Cemetery and The Catholic Woman’s Club of Richmond (of which Miss Houston was the President from 1934 to 1936).

To view the program, go to ​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTjGHZraD6A

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