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PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Rose Parade Float Commemorates 100 Year Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote

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“Years of Hope, Years of Courage” Float Celebrates  Women’s Right to Vote

If you were watching the 131st Rose Parade on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, CA or on tv, you might have seen this beautiful float and labor of love built to remind people of the 100th year anniversary in 2020 of the passage of the 19th Amendment.

Rose Bowl Parade 2019 Years of Hope, Years of Courage float honoring 100th year anniversary of Women's Right to Vote

“Years of Hope, Years of Courage” Float/Photo: ABC Screenshot

Nan Johnson, 89, and with no corporate backing, led the effort to raise more than $350,000 in donations. Up until the last moment volunteers were putting eucalyptus leaves on the Statue of Liberty. You can read about all the fascinating people riding on the float, several relatives of the early suffragettes, and more in this Pasadena Star News report.

Walking along were “The Outwalkers,” 98 women and two men dressed in white and carrying signs, representing the suffragette movement. Certainly a float to be very proud of all these 100 years later.

Bravo Nan Johnson and all who contributed to make this inspiring idea happen!

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