Suffragette Art

Celebrate the 19th Amendment With Suffragette Art

Celebrate the 19th Amendment With Suffragette Art

On this day in 1919, Congress passed the 19th amendment, giving American women the right to vote nationally. During the 19th and early 20th centuries, a spirited and creative women's suffrage movement worked hard to secure this right across the country. Women were intimidated, beaten, and locked up for speaking out and organizing. To get the message across, posters were printed or cartoons published in places like The Suffragist, the weekly publication of the National Woman's Party. To mark the anniversary, let's look back at some of the posters and art that were used to get the message across.

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