The meaning behind our logo.
The Philadelphia Athletic logo celebrates the history of the Women's Suffrage Movement in the United States which won women the right to vote.
Purple and gold are the colors of the National Woman's Party flag. This political organization was formed in 1916 to fight for women's suffrage. It was run by women, for women.
The organization described the meaning of these colors in a newsletter published December 6, 1913: "Purple is the color of loyalty, constancy to purpose, unswerving steadfastness to a cause. Gold, the color of light and life, is as the torch that guides our purpose, pure and unswerving."
The sunflower was a primary symbol for the suffrage movement throughout the 20th century. "Sunflower" was also the pen name used by Elizabeth Cady Stanton (a leader within the movement) when writing articles for the first women's newspaper, The Lily.
The logo features seven sunflowers. The primary one in the middle and six within the outside ring. Pennsylvania was the seventh state to ratify the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women the right to vote.