Celebrating the Centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment! And we’re still marching!
• blank inside and measures 4.25”x5.5” folded
• folded card is letterpress printed in violet/blue ink on 100% cotton paper
• accompanied by an A2 pool envelope
Created by Blackbird Letterpress
In 1920, the US Constitution’s 19th Amendment was ratified—declaring no citizen could be denied the right to vote based on their sex. For more than 100 years, women’s suffrage supporters had fought for this right. However, the racially divided movement did not address the intersecting inequalities of race, class, and ethnicity. Intimidation, laws, fraud, and violence blocked women of color from voting. The Indian Citizenship Act of 1924 granted voting rights, but many states denied this right to indigenous women through the 1950s. Other women of color faced barriers until the Voting Rights Act of 1965. As we acknowledge the movement’s flaws, we also celebrate all women who organized, marched, and risked their lives to bring the US closer to universal suffrage. Their efforts gave women the chance to politically, socially, culturally, and economically transform this country.