To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, Carbondale Area Jr./Sr. High School students from the art class of Lizz Smith created posters that will be sent to Ohio where they will be enlarged and judged then returned to be displayed at the Steamtown Marketplace in Scranton.
The 19th Amendment, made in 1920, prohibited the states from denying the right to vote based on sex.
Tenth-grade student Francheliz DeJesus enjoyed the project.
“I found that doing the research for my poster was fun and made me feel empowered,” DeJesus said. “The work pushed me out of my comfort zone artistically because I had never painted on a true canvas before. It’s inspiring for me to think about what we take for granted for today was fought long and hard for by the women who came before us in history.”