MVAQN Celebrates:
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 19th Amendment of US Constitution
Suffrage for All by Carroll Schleppi

A Women’s Suffrage Timeline
Trailblazers – A Timeline by Peggy Matley

Susan B. Anthony
Quality? by Harriet Knudson

Elizabeth Arden
Elizabeth Arden by Ronnie Doyal

Amelia Jenks Bloomer
She Wore Pants! by Molinda Lauxmiller

Olympia Brown
Olympia Brown by Chris Zurbuchen

Alice Burke and Nell Richardson
Road Trip For Suffrage by Debra Bentley

Electra Collins Doren
Electra C. Doren: Librarian, Innovator, Suffragist by Chris Landis

Rachel Brill Ezekiel
One of Thousands — Rachel Brill Ezekiel by Linda Morgan

Honorable Simeon D. Fess
A Bouquet for a Suffragist by Chris Zurbuchen

Frances Watkins Harper
A Brighter Coming Day by Carroll Schleppi

Wenona Marlin
Champion of the 19th Amendment by Helen Willis and Brian Partin

Lucretia Coffin Mott
The Many Hats of Lucretia Mott by Ann Diller

Alice Stokes Paul
Alice Paul by Fran LaSalle

Maud Wood Park
Maud Wood Park: A Doll by Ann Diller

 Silent Sentinels
Silent Sentinels for Women’s Suffrage by Helen Willis

Pauline Perlmutter Steinem
Pauline Perlmutter Steinem by Joni Kreitzer

Maria Miller W. Stewart
Maria by Peggy Matley

Lucy Stone
The Last Speech of Lucy Stone by Jennifer Greenup

Gertrude Weil
Suffrage in a Southern Parlor by Shannon Naik

Ida B. Wells
Ida B. Wells Suffragette by Maxine Thomas

Victoria Clafin Woodhull
Equal Rights for All by Janet Lasley

Martha Coffin Wright
Martha: An Inspiration by Molinda Lauxmiller

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Tubman
with Henry Stanton, Frederick Douglass, Daniel Anthony
What A Team! by Janet Lasley

Suffragette Music
When Helen Casts Her Ballot by Helen Willis

Mother Goose