“Ahead of the Majority” Letterpress Art Print
“It is easy enough to vote right and be consistently with the majority. But it is more often more important to be ahead of the majority, and this means being willing to cut the first furrow in the ground and stand alone for a while if necessary.”
Handset type and polymer, letterpress printed on 100% tree free, cotton paper, 6” x 6” (bright white). These are APs of a print I made for a portfolio exchange celebrating the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
All proceeds for this print will be donated to Equal Justice Initiative.
Patsy Takemoto Mink (D-Hawaii) was the first woman of color elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and the first Asian American woman to serve in Congress. She served from 1965-1977 and from 1990-2002. As a congresswoman, she fought for gender and racial equality, affordable childcare, immigrant rights and bilingual education; she helped shape the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and was a major author and sponsor of the landmark civil rights legislation, Title IX, that prohibited gender discrimination in education and athletics and paved the way for many women to attend college.