Historic parade re-enactment at WCU to be March 3

Feb 25, 2014

A re-enactment of the national Women’s Suffrage Parade of 1913, in which thousands of women marched in Washington, D.C., to demand the right to vote, will be held Monday, March 3, at Western Carolina University.

WCU’s chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority is coordinating the re-enactment, which is open to the public and celebrates the 101st anniversary of the event as the sorority’s first public act as an organization.

Members of the community are invited to participate in the re-enactment, said Kacy Brown, programming chair for the Pi Gamma chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority and a senior from Charlotte majoring in communication sciences and disorders.

The 30-minute march begins at 5:30 p.m. in the breezeway outside the third floor of A.K. Hinds University Center. The event will be preceded by the making of signs for the march and followed by a reception in the Illusions club in the University Center.

“We hope everyone leaves thinking about the amount of courage that these women had to fight for what they believed in, how there is power in numbers, and to never give up hope,” said Brown. “As long as you work hard, you can achieve anything you put your mind to.”

For more information, contact Brown at kjbrown7@catamount.wcu.edu.

 

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