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To celebrate the passing of the 19th Amendment, the Pueblo Heritage Museum held …

To celebrate the passing of the 19th Amendment, the Pueblo Heritage Museum held a drive-by parade as volunteers dressed as historical figures of the Suffrage Movement, waved to cars on Saturday, August 22, 2020.

One volunteer’s story shows how the fight then is connected to Pueblo today. Here’s Louise Ewing Berg holding a photo of her grandmother Lucy Ewing, born in 1884. In 1917, Louise was arrested in DC for picketing the White House over the right to vote. She and five other suffragettes were arrested on Aug 17, 1917. Their original charge was blocking traffic but that wasn’t a crime so it was changed to unlawful assembly. The women were offered a $10 fine or 30 days in jail – they all choose jail.

Thank you Spencer Little, museum coordinator for the Pueblo Heritage Museum and thank you volunteers for creatively celebrating Pueblo’s heritage.



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