Securing place that is women’s US history had always been a NAWSA concern. In 1909, its training committee had surveyed history and civics textbooks to observe how females had been rep- resented. The committee seat ruefully stated that textbooks conveyed the true point that “this globe happens to be produced by males as well as for males. ” NAWSA also distributed volumes of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Matilda Joslyn Gage’s the History of Woman Suffrage to schools and libraries in the united states hoping to influence just exactly just how U.S. History ended up being taught. Gardener saw the exhibition that is smithsonian another method to secure women’s rightful spot in American memory.
As well as the portrait that hung within the NAWSA office, lots of the movement’s most prized items had started to Gardener via Lucy Anthony
Susan’s niece, and Lucy’s partner, Anna Howard Shaw, the previous NAWSA president, whoever wellness had been failing. (she’d perish later on that summer, almost a year before she could have been qualified to cast her vote. ) The 2 ladies asked Gardener to locate a suitable house for these heirlooms. (suite…)