100 years. 36 states. 1 artist’s journey.
2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It took almost a year for 36 states to ratify it into law. But on August 18, 1920, my foresisters woke up with the right to speak their voice into the policies and the people that steer this nation. Finally, they could vote.
In June of 2019, Marilyn Artus will begin traveling the path of ratification and collaborate with a female artist in all 36 states. Each will create a stripe that she will stitch together onsite in their capital city.
When Her Flag is completed in August of 2020, it will be a 36 stripe flag, one for each of the ratifying states that turned the 19th amendment into law. It is going to be HUGE 18 x 26 feet.