ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Dozens of women wearing all-white clothing with gold sashes marched in downtown St. Louis on Saturday.
The Metro St. Louis League of Women Voters marked the 100th anniversary of the “Golden Lane” demonstration at the Democratic National Convention in St. Louis. Women of that day took part in a “walkless, talkless” parade, lobbying the DNC to include a woman’s right to vote in their platform.
As part of the local League of Women Voters “Celebrate the Vote” festival in front of Central Library downtown, Golden Lane Awards were presented to four women of achievement.
Webster University president Dr. Beth Stroble received one and said, “We come together today to recall the women who showed enormous resolve and a persistence of spirit. That persistence of spirit has been the mark of every generation of advocates for civil rights, including the right to vote.”
Other recipients of the 2016 Golden Lane Awards were: local YWCA director Adrian Bracy, Build-A-Bear Workshop founder Maxine Clark, and “The Willow Project” leader Ann Geraghty-Rathert.
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