Pink Teas, Pickets, and President Wilson: Organizing for the Passage of the 19th Amendment

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As the third graders returned from their music class, they arrived in their social studies classroom to find that their desks had been rearranged and set as if for a party. Each cluster of four desks was draped with a pink tablecloth, sported a bud vase, and each place setting had an assortment of finger foods. On each cup was written "Votes for Women." They had recently discussed community activism and would be going on a field trip to a local history museum. The students were abuzz, wondering what the set-up was all about (Figure 1).

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Social Studies and the Young Learner, v. 31, no. 1, p. 19-25

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