Votes For Women Magnet Set
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- Magnets: 1 3/4 X 1 1/4 inches
- Case: 3 1/2 X 2 1/2 inches
Women continue to march on, pushing forward the work of the important activists who came before. This set of four vintage artwork magnets is a great reminder of the paths that have been forged for women’s equality. As a thoughtful gift, or addition to home or office space, these magnets are a lovely representation of women’s strength and of resistance.
In 1915, American women were pushing for equal rights, particularly the right to vote in national elections. They lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied, and practiced civil disobedience to achieve what many Americans considered a radical change of the Constitution. Finally, Congress passed on June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment, which guarantees all American women the right to vote. The Nineteenth Amendment Joint Resolution of Congress and many other records related to women’s equal rights are preserved and protected in the National Archives.