At Sedna Inspirations we are overjoyed to commemorate this 2020 the Centennial of the 19th amendment that gave women in the United States the right to vote.
Join us today! Get your Celebration 2020 hat and honor the life lessons of the heroic women who fought tirelessly for equality.
Persistence Gets Results
The struggle for women’s equal rights is a masterclass in persistence and resilience. The fight began officially in 1848 with the Seneca Falls convention and it ended only 72 years later, in 1920, with the ratification of the 19th amendment. The movement faced many challenges and some serious setbacks during that time. But two generations of suffragists persisted courageously, overcoming incarceration, violence, and even divisions within the movement itself.
Symbols Are Powerful
Suffragists understood that symbols are powerful and can drive change. For example, Alice Paul came up with the idea of “silent sentinels”, groups of women who protested for months in front of the White House without uttering a word for hours on end. This drove home the fact that without the right to vote, women were effectively voiceless—But it also showed how determined they were to change that. In fact, they were the first people to ever picket at the White House.
Set High Goals for Yourself
The fight for women’s rights is filled with examples of women who dared to set high goals for themselves.
Take, for example, Mabel Lee. She was born in China and won a scholarship that allowed her and her family to settle in the U.S. when she was nine. By the time she was 16 she was a well-known advocate for women’s voting rights, even leading a suffragist parade on horseback. After graduating from Barnard College, she attended Columbia University and became the first Chinese woman to get a PhD in economics. Then she opened the Chinese Christian Center with the aim of empowering the neglected Chinese community.
Mabel Lee fought passionately for the right of women to vote, even when she wouldn’t benefit from it personally. In fact, the Chinese Exclusion Act prevented Chinese immigrants from becoming citizens. It Is not known if she ever voted in the U.S., but one thing is certain: She was never intimidated by high goals.
Keep these important lessons alive and celebrate the legacy of these brave women with our Celebration 2020 hat collection.
The hats are available in cotton, corduroy, and sweater fabric; our hats celebrate and inspire with a triumphant embroidered front design with the words “Momentum!” “She Persisted!” or “I Vote !” on the back. The “19th amendment” is embroidered on the side. The selection of colors includes purple, gold, yellow, white, ivory and black. Get yours online today!
How are you going to celebrate this historic milestone? Which of these life lessons do you cherish the most? We’d love to hear from you. Send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or reach out by phone (626-353-7347) or through our social media accounts—Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.