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The Suffragette’s Ball Celebrates Women’s Right to Vote

Published March 11, 2019 by

The Detroit History Club celebrated the 100th anniversary of Michigan’s ratification of the 19th Amendment. See who was SEEN in 1919 attire!

Photography by Sacred Overstreet-Amos

The Detroit History Club hosted The Suffragette’s Ball on March 9 celebrating the 100th anniversary of Michigan’s ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. The Detroit History Club organized an elaborate event at the Detroit Yacht Club featuring activities from a century ago such as cigar rolling, derby racing and gaming tables. Guests heard tunes from the era, as a 20-piece jazz band played in the grand ballroom, and enjoyed libations from a prohibition-themed bar. Guests also dressed for the occasion in full 1919 glamour. A portion of the proceeds benefited The League of Women Voters Education Fund that helps to register voters and share voting information.

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