Clara Eva Hardenbrook

South Bend News Times, March 24, 1914

In 1914, six years before the ratification of the 19th amendment, Clara Eva Hardenbrook attempted to vote. She was denied that right and proceeded to sue the City of Saint Paul. The lawsuit alleged that the election process was anti-democratic and the results should be thrown out.

In recognition of Clara Eva Hardenbrook and many other champions of suffrage, the Ramsey County Historical Society (RCHS) is holding an exhibition: Persistence: Continuing the Struggle for Suffrage and Equality, 1848-2020. It commemorates these women and their work in Ramsey County and their contributions to American history and the rights of women in this exhibition.

I am honored to have my art chosen for this exhibition and excited that on October 8, 2020 6-8PM, the artwork will be revealed. Information to join the online event:

View the drawing and videos at

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