Our Suffrage t-shirts feature the yellow Dard Hunter rose on the chest and the words “Roycroft Campus, East Aurora, NY.”
The back of the shirt contains an Alice Hubbard quote that reads, “The world can only be redeemed through action – movement – motion. Uncoerced, unbribed, and unbought, humanity will move toward the light.”
The turn of the century Arts and Crafts Movement marked the first time women were permitted to enter the workforce by learning and mastering an applied art. Early Roycrofters, including Alice Moore Hubbard, were sympathetic to the struggle for equality of the sexes and the accompanying women’s suffrage movement.
Alice Hubbard wrote a book, titled ‘Life Lessons: Truths Concerning People Who Have Lived’, which featured writings on Susan B. Anthony, Henry David Thoreau, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and others.
The yellow rose became a symbol of supporters of women’s voting rights; along with the colors purple, white and green which symbolized dignity, purity and hope, respectively.