Kansas State University | Announcement | Malorie Wagner | 6/13/19

Jenn Hudson, master's student in fine arts, is one of 36 female artists across the U.S. taking part in "Her Flag," a national collaboration celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Each female artist is creating a stripe to represent her state, and the 36 states are those that ratified the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

"This project is about moving forward," said project founder Marylin Artus. "This project is not about Democrats or Republicans. It is about Americans. It is about celebrating an important anniversary in our history. And it is about evaluating how we can encourage more women to run for political office."

Hudson will present her stripe at 6 p.m. Monday, June 17, at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. Hudson's stripe includes marigold doves and buttons. Marigold was the color of suffragettes, and doves were part of an original Kansas suffrage banner that included the text "we fight a peaceful war for equal suffrage."

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