Galveston District celebrates Women’s Equality Day
From right, Rebecca Marks Jimerson played both Mary Church Terrell and Ida B. Wells, Dr. Rose Caballero, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District Equal Employment Opportunity officer, as Sojourner Truth, Marcy Hanson as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Marilyn Harris as Susan B. Anthony, during the Women’s Equality Day observance at District Headquarters, Aug. 10, 2023. Caballero recited Truth’s “Ain’t I A Woman” speech, “That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain't I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have plowed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain't I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man - when I could get it - and bear the lash as well! And ain't I a woman? I have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother's grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain't I a woman?” Dozens of people attended the observance in person and online.