Blue Bird Day, July 19:
On July 19, 1915, “Suffrage Blue Bird Day,” approximately 100,000 colorful, tin 12” x 4” Blue Birds were pinned up around the state in an effort to promote passage of an upcoming Nov. 2, 1915 referendum that would have expanded the vote (federal, state and local elections) to women. Unfortunately, the Massachusetts referendum failed, and Massachusetts women did not gain the vote until the 19th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution was ratified in 1920.
Let’s plaster social media with Blue Birds and remember the suffragists! This is a great activity for all ages. Check Suffrage100MA website for info on how you can get involved, including how to draw a Blue Bird.