In 2010, Democratic Candidate Vincent Sheheen ran for Governor of South Carolina. Running on a set of liberal and progressive beliefs, Sheheen’s work included advocating for women’s rights within the state of South Carolina and, as such, involved him reaching out for support from the community. This invitation represents one such fundraising endeavor, involving a celebration of women’s suffrage within The United States, by asking for prominent women within the South Carolina community to donate $90 dollars in recognition of this anniversary. Those who donated were then honored and invited to attend a celebration with Vincent’s wife Amy in attendance.
The invitation is noteworthy, because it also acknowledges that not all women received the vote in 1920. Indeed, following an asterisk a note reads:
African-American women were made to wait an additional 45 years for this right
Included on the list of prominent women in South Carolina politics and activism were: Drucilla Barker, Sally Boyd, Malissa Burnette, Marjorie Brittain Hammock and founder of this archive Mary Baskin Waters. This specific fundraiser was held on Monday, October 4th at City Art, but a similar event took place in Charleston September 15th of the same year.
To view and download the invitation click the link below: