~ Original & unique knitting pattern by published designer Anne Kuo Lukito ~
On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified to the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting the denial of any citizen the right to vote based on sex. This remarkable legislation was in part due to the leadership and lobbying efforts of Alice Paul (January 11, 1885 – July 9, 1977).
Ms. Paul continued to fight for equal rights domestically and internationally throughout her life. She tirelessly lobbied for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendmen (ERA), stating, "Men and women shall have equal rights throughout the United States and every place subject to its jurisdiction." Unfortunately, the ERA was 3 states shy of passing, but Ms. Paul paved many roads for women and her legacy continues to live.
I hope knitters and wearers of this hat will honor and continue to be inspired by the courage, tenacity and forsight of Ms. Paul and other notable women.
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