The Terre Haute League of Women Voters plans to hold an Equality March on Tuesday, August 26. The march celebrates the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920 and Women's Equality Day. The historical amendment gave women the right to vote.
Organizers ask participants to meet at ISU University Hall at 5:30. The route ends at fountain in fronts of Dede Hall. Although it is not required, participants are asked to walk the route dressed in early twentieth century clothing. A tram will be availble for people who cannot walk.
Over 200 hundred people participated in last year's event. Many of them carried signs and banners. March participants are free to do the same this year, but it is not required.
Historical reenactors will be at the end of the route. Anyone who listens to ten of their stories receives a free t-shirt. Refreshments will be available inside of Dede Hall.
Supporters of this years march include the Vigo County Taxpayers Association, Thompson Thrift, Cliff Lambert of the Terre Haute Redevelopment Commission and several other area busineses. Organizers encourage men and women to attend the event.
Kimberly Norris of the Vigo County Taxpayer's Association conducted a GoFundMe campaign. She hoped to collect funds to purchase hygiene items and t-shirts for women's shelters throughout the Wabash Valley. The campaign remains short of its goal. It continues, and anyone who wishes to donate or to find out more can click here.