100th Anniversary of Passage of 19th Amendment
“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of sex.”
On August 18, 1920, Harry T. Burns, Tennessee state congressman cast his ballot in support of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. He did so on the instructions of his Mother. With that vote 36 states had ratified the Nineteenth Amendment, the required three-fourths of the 48 states for passage. On August 26, 1920, the Amendment was certified by Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby, Tennessee.
In celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of passage of the Nineteenth Amendment which gave women the right to vote Miami Valley Art Quilt Network is presenting exhibitions of art quilts. These varied quilts highlight the women and men who fought for this Amendment, how they worked for its passage, and the amendment itself along with the timeline of ratification.
In addition, there is a series of 12” square quilts illustrating Mother Goose as a Suffragette, published in 1912 by the New York State Woman Suffrage Party. These are displayed along with the nursery rhyme.
The quilts will be on display from March 1, 2019 through December 2020. Check out the schedule on our Exhibitions Calendar.