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Slide 0: Becoming
Becoming
$32.50
An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama. In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Mrs. Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America—the first African American to serve in that role—she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history, while also establishing herself as a powerful advocate for women and girls in the U.S. and around the world, dramatically changing the ways that families pursue healthier and more active lives, and standing with her husband as he led America through some of its most harrowing moments. Along the way, she showed us a few dance moves, crushed Carpool Karaoke, and raised two down-to-earth daughters under an unforgiving media glare. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same.

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Slide 1: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bust
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bust
$40.00
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This exclusive Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bust celebrates the U.S. Supreme Court Justice and was created for use with the WhereAreTheWomen? Kickstarter. This group was raising awareness for the lack of female representation in the form of statues, busts, and most public art. A thoughtful gift for a strong woman, or a delightful addition to your own desk, office, or bookshelf. Natural white bonded marble. Made in the U.S.A.

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Slide 2: Votes For Women Adult Mask
Votes For Women Adult Mask
$22.00
* THIS ITEM IS NOT RETURNABLE. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. *

In response to the CDC recommendation that people wear a cloth face covering when out in the community, non-medical, reusable masks have become an essential accessory today. This high-quality Votes For Women Adult Mask from Narrative Material is a well-designed and comfortable mask. It features a bendable metal nose bridge, reinforced stitching, a digitally printed outer layer, 100% cotton interior layers, a pocket for an insertable filter, and adjustable stretchy straps with soft rubber toggle. Designed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment's ratification. Made in China.

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    Slide 3: Jailed Freedom Pin
    Jailed Freedom Pin
    $22.00
    This custom-shaped Jailed Freedom Pin commemorates the jailing of 168 women suffragists who were arrested for picketing the White House in 1917. Led by Alice Paul the leader of the National Woman's Party, the women posted pickets at the White House gates—the first people to ever picket the White House. Upon their release from jail the suffragists were awarded with small silver pins in the shape of prison doors with heart shaped locks. Pewter cast with joint, pin and safety catch attachments. A one inch chain soldered onto the hinge and door lock, antique finish. Made in the USA.

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    Slide 4: Smithsonian American Women
    Smithsonian American Women
    $40.00
    Smithsonian American Women is an inspiring and surprising celebration of U.S. women's history told through Smithsonian artifacts illustrating women's participation in science, art, music, sports, fashion, business, religion, entertainment, military, politics, activism, and more. This book offers a unique, panoramic look at women's history in the United States through the lens of ordinary objects from, by, and for extraordinary women. Featuring more than 280 artifacts from 16 Smithsonian museums and archives, and more than 135 essays from 95 Smithsonian authors, this book tells women's history as only the Smithsonian can.

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    Slide 5: Maya Angelou Bust
    Maya Angelou Bust
    $40.00
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    This exclusive and inspirational Maya Angelou Bust celebrates the beloved poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. A thoughtful gift for a strong woman, or a delightful addition to your own desk, office, or bookshelf. Natural white bonded marble. Made in the U.S.A.

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    Slide 6: Victory for the Vote
    Victory for the Vote
    $27.95
    An inspirational gift for women. In her book, Victory for the Vote: The Fight for Women's Suffrage and the Century that Followed, women's history expert Doris Weatherford offers an engaging and detailed narrative history of women's seven-decade fight for the vote, and the continuing current-day struggle for human rights and equality. Victory for the Vote puts the fight for suffrage into contemporary context by discussing key challenges for women in the decades that followed 1920, such as reproductive rights, the Equal Rights Amendment, and political power.

    Victory for the Vote is a celebration of the centennial of the women's right to vote in the U.S. and is an expansion and update of Weatherford's A History of the American Suffragist Movement, published in 1998 in honor of the 150th anniversary of the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, considered to be the beginning of the women’s rights movement in the United States. Take pride in the struggles and accomplishments of strong women, understand and appreciate the Women’s Suffrage Movement and the 19th Amendment, and celebrate feminism and recognize the challenges that still remain on the road to human rights for all.

    Foreword by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

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    Slide 7: Michelle Obama Bust
    Michelle Obama Bust
    $40.00
    Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

    This exclusive Michelle Obama Bust celebrates the former first lady and was created for use with the WhereAreTheWomen? Kickstarter. This group was raising awareness for the lack of female representation in the form of statues, busts, and most public art. A thoughtful gift for a strong woman, or a delightful addition to your own desk, office, or bookshelf. Natural white bonded marble. Made in the U.S.A.

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    Slide 8: Votes For Women Tote
    Votes For Women Tote
    $35.00
    This Votes For Women Tote helps celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment's ratification. Cotton canvas with leather straps. Made in China.

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    Slide 9: Votes for Women Puzzle
    Votes for Women Puzzle
    $22.00
    Piece together a historic moment in time with this colorful and educational Votes for Women Puzzle that celebrates the fight for women's right to vote. Charming artwork by Monica Garwood captures the noteworthy people and symbols of the suffrage movement that helped lead to the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. Ages 5+. Completed puzzle measures 27" x 19". 100 pieces. Made with 90% recycled gray board and soy-based inks. Includes one poster.

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    Slide 10: Brave. Black. First.
    Brave. Black. First.
    $18.99
    Brave. Black. First.: 50+ African American Women Who Changed the World was published in collaboration with curators from the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Discover over 50 remarkable African American women whose unique skills and contributions paved the way for the next generation of young people.

    • Harriet Tubman guided the way.
    • Rosa Parks sat for equality.
    • Aretha Franklin sang from the soul.
    • Serena Williams bested the competition.
    • Michelle Obama transformed the White House.
    • Black women everywhere have changed the world!

    This illustrated biography compilation captures the iconic moments of over 50 African American women whose heroism and bravery rewrote the American story for the better. They were fearless. They were bold. They were game changers.

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    Slide 11: Votes for Women Mug
    Votes for Women Mug
    $26.00
    This 12 oz. porcelain Votes for Women Mug comes inside of a gift box. In 1848, a group of outspoken, super smart women gathered for the first ever women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, N.Y. Over two days, they discussed, well demanded, the betterment of women's lives. They didn't realize then that they were igniting an activist blaze that would burn for over a century. Historians point to Seneca Falls' Declaration of Sentiments (which demanded equal social status and legal rights for women) as the kickoff of the women's rights movement worldwide. From Seneca Falls to a presidential nomination, women have made enormous contributions to the world, making it a better, fairer, all-around more awesome place. If there's one thing to say about the accomplishments of women, it is this: we've come far.

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