100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment celebrated by the National Women’s History Alliance
Pasadena, Calif. – Recently women from across the country representing many woman-led organizations, including the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the League of Women Voters and Ms. Foundation came together for the Parade of Roses to celebrate 100 years of women having the right to vote. To highlight the historic significance, descendants of suffrage activists Susan B. Anthony, Ida B. Wells, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Harriet Ross Tubman, and Frederick Douglass joined contemporary women leaders Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Dolores Huerta, Julia T. Brown, Esq. on the Years of Hope -Years of Courage float.
“Occupying a space on this Suffrage Centennial Rose Parade Float is confirmation of the engagement of African American women in the struggle for civil rights and women’s rights.” Dr. Cole remarked, “In the tradition of our legendary founder Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune and the iconic leader of NCNW, Dr. Dorothy Irene Height, we continue to work in the interest of women of African descent, our families and communities – work that contributes to equal rights for all. We believe in the power of hope, we know the necessity of courage and we espouse the efficacy of action.”
The Float acknowledges the 100th anniversary of the enactment of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which simply says, “the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”