Maya Angelou Hinged Porcelain Box
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- 2 3/4 X 1 1/2 inches
The perfect ring box, pin box or favorite-pair-of-earrings box, this lovely porcelain piece is ready to hold tiny treasures. Show your admiration for strong American women throughout history, and the memory of celebrated and beloved poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou.
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.