New banners celebrate 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote
By James Grob, email@example.com
Some attractive new banners were hoisted on Main Street in Charles City Monday morning by a local crew.
The banners were designed and commissioned by the National 19th Amendment Society and the Carrie Lane Chapman Catt Girlhood Home and Museum to recognize the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women’s right to vote. Several designs were placed on poles from the Floyd County Courthouse to Central Park.
Catt, who grew up in Charles City and also spent many years here as an adult, was central to the fight for women’s suffrage in the U.S. and devoted most of her life to the expansion of women’s rights around the world.
Her political strategies and organizational skills have been called instrumental to the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
The Carrie Lane Chapman Catt Girlhood Home and Museum, located near Charles City, is a historic site that provides an opportunity for guests to visit the home where her personality was formed by her family and community.
The National 19th Amendment Society provides financial and volunteer support for maintenance of the home and museum, educational programs for all ages, and preserves the history of Catt’s life and body of work.