A vote for women’s history

Here’s a chance to make your vote count in favor of women’s history! The National Museum of American History is featuring the biographies of five prominent Americans on their blog O Say Can You See? in conjunction with an exhibit of digital composite portraits by photographer Robert Weingarten. They are then asking the public to vote for who will be on display in the Smithsonian this fall. The historic figures are:

Audie Murphy

Alice Paul

Celia Cruz

Samuel Morse

Frederick Douglass

We urge you to participate in this contest by voting for either of the two women in this group. The three men are certainly accomplished and worth commending. But the reality is, they have received far more public accolades then Alice Paul and Celia Cruz, like the majority of women in American history. Their accomplishments deserve to be publicly celebrated.

If you don’t know about Alice Paul or Celia Cruz, read more about them at:

http://www.nwhm.org/education-resources/biography/biographies/alice-paul/

http://americanhistory.si.edu/celiacruz/

For more information about Robert Weingarten and his work, click here:

http://americanhistory.si.edu/exhibitions/exhibition.cfm?key=38&exkey=1806&CFID=14981052&CFTOKEN=85658654

Follow this link to vote through May 26th:

http://blog.americanhistory.si.edu/osaycanyousee/weingarten/

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