The Justice Bell.
A century after it made its debut as a symbol of women’s suffrage, the Bell is scarcely remembered.
The Justice Bell Foundation would like to change that.
We’d like as many people as possible to know about this two-thousand-pound bronze icon and to consider the persistence of the women who used it to make their voices heard.
As the nation gets ready to celebrate the centennial of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 2020, we think this is the perfect time to shine a light on the Bell and to reaffirm the ideals of justice and equality embodied in it.
It is our hope that our projects, which include a replica Justice Bell, a documentary, presentations that feature rare photographs, and programs for schools, will inspire future generations to speak up, advocate for justice—and vote.
Justice Bell Replica
In partnership with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the replica Justice Bell had its inaugural display in the rotunda of the Historic Landmark Building at PAFA from August 12 to 25, followed by a reception on August 26th, Women's Equality Day and the anniversary of the 19th Amendment. In 2020, our replica Justice Bell will begin a statewide tour. Learn about the exhibition at PAFA, the reception and the tour.