Rightfully Hers Canvas Print
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In soft shades of purple, white and green -- the colors associated with the suffragist movement -- the design on this custom canvas print is made from an arrangement of documents from National Archives holdings. The documents chart the progress of women’s rights, with a focus on the Nineteenth Amendment. Lovely for displaying for design and message, this unique artwork makes a wonderful gift or a pretty addition to your own decor.
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.