Jeannette Rankin Journal
Jeannette Rankin (1880-1973) • First woman to be elected to US Congress (MT 1916) • Introduced legislation that would become the 19th Amendment to the House of Representatives in 1918, where it narrowly passed. But it failed in the Senate by two votes. A year later, it was proposed again and then ratified into law in 1920. • a pacifist, she fought for the prevention of all wars
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 fought for this right. However, the racially divided movement did not address the intersecting inequalities of race, class, and ethnicity. As we acknowledge the movement’s flaws, we also celebrate everyone who worked to give women the chance to transform this country with their votes.
• medium size notebook
• cover is letterpress printed in teal blue ink with original illustration on 100# tile green paper
• 64 blank 100% recycled pages
• sewn stitched binding on the left in red thread
• measures 4.25”x6” with two rounded corners and packaged in a cello sleeve