Sonoma County 2020 Women's Suffrage Project

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Banner Photo: Youngest parader in New York City suffragist parade, Library of Congress (1912) - colorized in 2017 online article


Community Events Photo: "Votes for Women" Created by artist Bertha Margaret Boye for the 1911 California campaign, this is probably the most popular poster produced during the American suffrage movement. Boye’s design, featuring a draped western suffragist posed against the Golden Gate as the sun sets behind her, won first place in a contest sponsored by the College Equal Suffrage League in San Francisco. The image was later reproduced on cards, fliers and publicity stamps.


Photo of Mujeres Indígenas de Danza Sii yang:  So much appreciation for embers of Mujeres Indígenas de Danza Sii yang who shared their culture and customs with us - enriching our Sonoma County 2020 Women's Suffrage Project Centennial Kick-off Celebration ceremony and reminding us indigenous peoples are the most resilient as well as to accept all people equally. 


Social Justice and Advocacy Photo:  Māori and Pacific women issued a challenge to the women's movement at the United Women's Convention in 1979. Donna Awatere (left) and Mona Papali'i (right) accused the movement of racism, arguing that Pākehā feminists ignored the issues most important to Māori women. 


Photo Wall:  For information on the photos on our photo wall, click on each photo and the footnote will pop up.