Justice Ann Walsh Bradley making closing remarks. The Wisconsin Historical Society’s exhibit is visible in the rotunda.
The image of the Forward! statue is central to the WHS banner.
Shelia Stubbs, Dane County Supervisor and Assembly Representative addresses the fraught history of woman suffrage and black suffrage, reminding us that black women may have earned the right to vote in 1920, but laws in many states made it impossible for many black women (and men) to exercise that right until the Voting Rights Act in 1964. And voter suppression laws remain in place in Wisconsin and around the nation.
League and Delta Sigma Theta members gather in the rotunda to celebrate woman suffrage!
A mother and daughter share a moment during the ceremony.
Former Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch is executive director of the U.S. Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission. She was a featured speaker at the event.