“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.
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.
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