Yellow Blooms for Suffrage
This sunflower pin was a nod to the 1867 Kansas referendum, during which the state flower and its yellow color became synonymous with suffrage. The Congressional Union (CU) for Woman Suffrage eventually adopted purple, white, and yellow as its official colors. This CU pin belonged to Alice Paul (1885–1977), who formed the group as a NAWSA auxiliary in April 1913. The CU became independent in February 1914 and eventually merged in March 1917 with the National Woman’s Party, founded the previous June.