Sheroes: African American Suffragists of Massachusetts
Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin
Thank you to the many people and organizations who made this year’s Women’s Equality Day event such a warm and inspiring occasion:
Katrina Huff-Larmond, Tanisha Sullivan, Marita Rivero, Stephen Kenney, Rose-Darla Pascal, and Mary-dith Tuitt
The Commonwealth Museum, a Division of the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, William F. Galvin
The Boston Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement, Tania Del Rio, Executive Director
Thank you for your support:
The City of Boston, Parks & Recreation Department
MassVOTE, Cheryl Clyburn Crawford, Executive Director
The Swan Boats
We are honored to share the moving poem written especially for this event by UMass freshman Rose-Darla Pascal.
Thank you to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation for commemorating Women’s Equality Day by lighting the Zakim and Longfellow Bridges in Boston, and the Burns Memorial Bridge between Worcester and Shrewsbury, in purple.
Thank you to Boston City Councilor Ed Flynn for offering an Official Resolution for Women’s Equality Day 2019 honoring African American Suffragists of Massachusetts, signed by Boston City Council President Andrea Campbell, and all of the Boston City Councilors.
The Boston Globe had a great article about the event and about the “strong, bold, and remarkable” women who were honored.
Suffragist Display Panels of Maria Louise Baldwin, Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin, Sojourner Truth, and other significant suffragists can be found on Suffrage100MA’s website and on the Commonwealth Museum’s website.