Beautiful white mug with white lettering. Comes in high quality gift box. Use this mug to enjoy a hot tea or coffee while also showing the patriarchy who’s boss.
Amendment XIX: The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
Votes For Women! Womanhood Triumphs.
Once upon a time, not too long ago, American women did not have the right to vote.
It was 1920, exactly 100 years ago, when the U.S. Congress passed the Nineteenth Amendment. After 72 years of American women’s persistent political activism, the new amendment gave all American women the right to vote – at least in theory. In Southern states, American women of color remained disenfranchised until the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which made it illegal to prevent Americans from voting based on racial discrimination. And even then, enforcing the Act in the wake of Jim Crow in the South was a challenge.
More than four generations of American women contributed to securing the ultimate victory for women’s rights and women’s voices. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony were architects of the first U.S. women’s rights convention in 1848. Sojourner Truth and Ida B. Wells insisted on equal rights for women of color. Alice Paul and the National Woman’s Party were the first people to picket the White House, where they protested for the right to vote. Gloria Steinem, Ella Baker, and Shirley Chisholm advocated for equal rights and representation of women well into the 1970s.
Voting is a form of speech. Every ballot cast is a way of raising one’s voice in protest, solidarity, or support. Before women had the right to vote, they had no voice in American democracy. Today, Vox Femina – the Voice of the Woman – echos from coast to coast.
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|Dimensions||7 × 7 × 7 in|
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