2020 Rose Parade Float    The Float will lead the way into the 100th Anniversary Commemoration of the Passage of the 19th Amendment, securing for women, their right to vote.  (Image designed by John Ramirez, printed with permission from Pasadena Celebrates 2020 )

2020 Rose Parade Float The Float will lead the way into the 100th Anniversary Commemoration of the Passage of the 19th Amendment, securing for women, their right to vote. (Image designed by John Ramirez, printed with permission from Pasadena Celebrates 2020 )

Looking Back & Moving Forward

Suffragists of the past inspiring suffragists of tomorrow

A project for Whatcom County high school students and teachers

Students are invited to research individually or as a team a topic addressing the prompt “Looking Back, Moving Forward: Suffragists of the past inspiring suffragists of tomorrow.”   Their research will be presented creatively; options include but are not limited to the following:

  • Visual Art – painting, poster, collage, animation, sculpture, drawing, design/conceptual/graphic art, photography, textile, art, et al

  • Creative Writing – short story, skit, script, poem, lyrics for a song, diary, memoire

  • Essay – Descriptive, expository, persuasive, narrative (properly documented)

Completed projects will be submitted by April 20, 2020, to the LWV Bellingham/Whatcom County. Contact Jean Scribner, rjmlane@comcast.net, (360) 319-6852 or Carole Hanaway, carolehanaway@yahoo.com, (360) 305-7771).

Possible Resources:

    1. The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America https://guides.library.harvard.edu/schlesinger/suffrage

    2. Discovering American Women’s History Online http://digital.mtsu.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/women

    3. National Women’s History Alliance nationalwomenshistoryalliance.org

    4. Washington State Historical Society http://www.washingtonhistory.org/search.aspx?q=women

    5. Native American Women https://sierrascreations.weebly.com/famous-native-american-women.html

    6. Woman Suffrage Crusade, 1848-1920 https://www.historylink.org/File/5662 (the online encyclopedia of Washington State history..historylink.org)

    7. 5 You Should Know: African American Suffragists National Museum of African American History * Culture; https://nmaahc.si.edu/blog-post/5-you-should-know-African-American-Suffragists

    8. Native American Women: https://bust.com/feminism/14922-how-native-american-women-inspired-the-feminist-movement.html

    9. “The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony: Not for Ourselves Alone”. Ken Burns documentary / PBS

    10. 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative: https://www.2020centennial.org

    11. Your Vote, published by the Spokesman Review newspaper on September 25 with articles about voting and Women’s Suffrage in Washington State.