Galveston District celebrates Women’s Equality Day
Dr. Paul Cox, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, engineering technician, gives the invocation during the Women’s Equality Day observance at District Headquarters, Aug. 10, 2023. From right, Rebecca Marks Jimerson portrayed both Mary Church Terrell and Ida B. Wells, Dr. Rose Caballero, Galveston District EEO officer, as Sojourner Truth, Marcy Hanson as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Marilyn Harris as Susan B. Anthony for the Women’s Equality Day observance. The “Suffragettes”, women who fought for their right to vote, delivered historical remarks for the audience of dozens who attended in person and online. The ensemble cast shared the story of the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848, the first convention to promote women’s right to vote, and the decades of protesting it took to pass the 19th Amendment in 1920. Dozens of people attended the observance in person and online.