The WNDC Educational Foundation has created “Women and the Vote: Centennial Calendar” — a calendar and also a keepsake for the centennial of the 19th Amendment. It is 9”X12”, spiral-bound and covers 18 months — including the centennial year 2020 and the academic year 2019-2020. It includes:
- Reproductions of historic illustrations and photographs of suffrage leaders and events;
- Images of the banners, buttons, and maps used by our foremothers; and
- Facts about the history of women and the vote.
The calendar brings to life the long forgotten history of women’s suffrage; it honors leaders from Sojourner Truth to Alice Paul and the many hundreds of thousands of women who labored to extend the basic right to vote in the United States to women. Its pages provide a thought-provoking window into a two-hundred year history, one intertwined with struggles for the right to vote for African Americans, the poor, immigrants, American Indians, and others.
“Women and the Vote” also serves as a reminder that the story of universal suffrage is still unfolding. As the suffragist publication Equal Rights reminded us in 1923, “Our best tribute is to finish the work they began.”
The WNDC Educational Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, worked with historians, the Belmont Paul Museum, the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, the Library of Congress, and others to create the calendar.
Calendars will be available locally for purchase beginning Wednesday, December 11. The cost is $20 per calendar. To place your order, contact Barbara Kerkhoff at firstname.lastname@example.org.