January 1st, the Rose Bowl Parade will take place in Pasadena, CA. ASALH member Michelle Duster will be on the Suffrage Float. This is historic as there will only be one centennial of the suffrage movement.
Here’s a link to the full article and excerpt from it below.
The 2020 parade themed “Power of Hope” is a great opportunity to illuminate this historical event. The float will feature a 30-foot Statue of Liberty, a symbol of enlightenment, holding the tablet of the 19th amendment and dressed in a suffrage sash. The Float honors those upon whose shoulders the vote was won. And banners in front of the Statue of Liberty encourage the right to vote for all Americans. Riders on the float will include a “Bouquet of Suffrage Descendants” – those in direct line to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Ida B. Wells, and Frederick Douglass. Other distinguished advocates for equality will be announced soon. The float is designed as a symbol of inspiration and a reminder for all Americans to recognize the responsibility and the power to Vote.