Right to Vote, 19th Amendment, Aug. 26, 1920
July 8, 2009
Celebrating the 19th Amendment
- Oil on Canvas
- 12″ x 12″
- In the collection of LMZ
My daughter and daughter-in-law represent contemporary women who benefited from the sacrifice so many early suffragists made for decades and decades to gain women in the United States the right to vote. The list of women that should be honored is long. I include Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Burns, Alice Paul, Mary Church Terrell, Melholland and Clarina Nichols.
Every woman in the USA should remember August 26, 1920, and celebrate the date along with Independence Day on July 4th.
The HBO movie “Iron Jawed Angels” focuses on a small group of women, telling the story through the final decades of the fight to gain passage of the 19th Amendment.