The Swan Boats in the Boston Public Garden have been the setting for The Women’s Suffrage Celebration Coalition program for Women’s Equality Day, August 26 for the past several years. The giant swans wear replica “Votes for Women” sashes, as do many of the speakers and attendees.
In 2018 Women’s Equality Day was celebrated at the Swan Boats on August 23. The program included author Barbara Berenson, Judith Kalaora as “Lucy Stone,” and remarks from MassVOTE Executive Director Cheryl Clyburn Crawford. Once again City Hall and the Zakim Bridge were awash with purple for Women’s Equality Day.