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Creativity and Persistence: A New Book from the National Endowment for the Arts Celebrates 100 Years of Women's Suffrage

“The arts have a unique ability to serve as a rallying cry for change, with the profound power to disseminate complex messages across large audiences in a common, easy-to-understand manner that inspires people in a way few other things can.” — Mary Anne Carter, Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts

In celebration of the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment, the National Endowment for the Arts has published a new book that probes how the arts fueled the fight for the women’s suffrage. Creativity and Persistence: Art that Fueled the Fight for Women’s Suffrage features 117 images and explores how poetry, song, editorial cartoons, posters, and postcards helped rally support for the suffrage movement and gave women new tools to make their voices heard.

Read the full press release here.

Read/download Creativity and Persistence: Art that Fueled the Fight for Women's Suffrage or listen to an audio version of the book read by Julia Whelan here.

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