The lady Who pressed the Smithsonian to protect the Victory for Suffrage

The lady Who pressed the Smithsonian to protect the Victory for Suffrage

After lobbying meant for the nineteenth Amendment, free thinker Helen Hamilton Gardener strove to protect the motion’s legacy within the general public memory

The right to vote on June 4, 1919, the U.S. Senate followed the U.S. House of Representatives in passing what would become the 19th Amendment, which removed “sex” as a legal basis for denying citizens. One woman—then that is triumphant as Helen Hamilton Gardener—rushed to wait the signing ceremony. All things considered, she’d planned it—down to purchasing the fancy gold pen that Vice President Thomas Marshall while the Speaker of the home Frederick Gillett would used to endorse the amendment before delivering it well towards the states for ratification. More