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Slide 0: How Women Won the Vote
How Women Won the Vote
$18.99
In time to celebrate the 100th anniversary of a women's right to vote in America comes How Women Won the Vote: Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, and Their Big Idea, a riveting story of the two trailblazers who planned the historic Women's March of 1913, paving the way for the passage of the 19th amendment—from Newbery Honor Medalist Susan Campbell Bartoletti. Get immersed in the excitement and thrill of a country undergoing dramatic social and political change! Meet the women who weren't afraid to use radical tactics, pull off a huge parade, picket President Woodrow Wilson outside the White House, go to jail, go on hunger strikes, and fight until a federal amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified.

Look at photos and illustrations (by Ziyue Chen) that put you right there, during a brilliantly planned and choreographed march and pageant demanding an amendment to the constitution of the United States! The Women's March of 1913 was an incredible sight to behold: over 5,000 suffragists marching, 9 bands, 4 mounted brigades, 26 floats—all marching past 250,000 spectators. There was even a riot! How Women Won the Vote is perfect for the many historical institutions and educational organizations who are celebrating the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment and for Women's History Month promotions.

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Slide 1: 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 2: Maya Angelou Bust
Maya Angelou Bust
$40.00
Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

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 3: 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 4: Ruth Bader Ginsburg "I Dissent" Socks
Ruth Bader Ginsburg "I Dissent" Socks
$20.00
Reach for Ruth Bader Ginsburg memorabilia that keeps you in step. These teal RBG socks feature a depiction of the Supreme Court justice in her robe along with the phrases "We March On" around the cuff and "I dissent" on the soles.
 
Slide 5: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Striped Socks
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Striped Socks
$20.00
Pull on Ruth Bader Ginsburg Striped Socks to keep the spirit of one of America’s most beloved Supreme Court justices close. The cozy striped pair has green contrast trim at the cuff, heel, and toe and features an image of RBG along with her iconic quote, "There will be enough women on the Supreme Court when there are nine."
 
Slide 6: Amelia Earhart Ankle Socks
Amelia Earhart Ankle Socks
$20.00
Reach new heights from the bottom up with Amelia Earhart memorabilia socks. This cozy pair of ankle socks celebrates the aviation pioneer with her likeness and inspiring quote, "The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do."
 
Slide 7: Eleanor Roosevelt "True Friends" Socks
Eleanor Roosevelt "True Friends" Socks
$20.00
Don Eleanor Roosevelt memorabilia to keep the spirit of one of America's most beloved first ladies close. These comfy crew socks bear Roosevelt's likeness and the phrase, "We march on" at the cuff. On the soles, "True friends leave footprints on the heart" is (fittingly) printed.
 
Slide 8: Rosa Parks "We March On" Socks
Rosa Parks "We March On" Socks
$20.00
Equality is right in step with Rosa Parks memorabilia socks. This pair of comfy crew socks bears the civil rights icon's likeness along with the phrase, "We March On" at the cuff and also "I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free so other people would also be free."
 
Slide 9: 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 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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American Women's History Initiative