For all its difficulties, 2020 has given us some good reasons to celebrate: the commemoration of two historic milestones and a thriving democracy that has registered unprecedented levels of engagement and participation.
Show your love for democracy with our Celebrate 2020 hat collection and inspire those around you to appreciate and uphold essential values such as equality, freedom, and justice.
The 150th Anniversary of the 15th Amendment
Ratified in 1870, in the aftermath of the Civil War, the 15th amendment granted African American men the right to vote. It prohibited states from using race or previous condition of servitude as a basis for disenfranchisement.
The 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment
While the 15th amendment was an important step in the right direction, women were still disenfranchised. Things changed only after a 72-year struggle that led to the ratification of the 19th amendment on August 26, 1920.
However, it’s worth noting that this amendment benefited mostly white women. Black women (particularly in the South), Latinas, Native American women, Asian women, and women from other ethnicities had to wait until the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to exercise their right to vote. Even today, the fight is far from over: Equality is a work in progress!
A Thriving Democracy
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the presidential election of 2020 posed many unique challenges. But American citizens overcame all these hurdles and turned out to vote in record numbers. Experts believe that this election may surpass the participation record of 65.7% set in 1908.
And as if that weren’t enough, Kamala Harris blazed new trails by becoming the first female, first Black, and first South Asian vice-president-elect.
About Our Commemorative Centennial 2020 Hat Collection
At Sedna Inspirations, we believe that even under the current, unprecedented circumstances, these are achievements to be celebrated.
That’s why we have created our Celebrate 2020 collection, a series of hats that display jubilant designs and colors to reflect the joy and vibrancy of democracy.
Our Commemorative Centennial 2020 hats come in different materials and colors. So Shop online and start celebrating today!