"Suffragists - women who campaigned for the right to vote in the early 20th century - traditionally dressed in white to call attention to the cause. Wearing white made them stand out in the black and white newspaper photographs of the time," said Commissioner Melissa Daub (D-Canton) who chairs the commission's Special Task Force on the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage.
"Wearing white is a great way to pay tribute to those women and the sacrifices they made for the rights we enjoy today."
The June 20 meeting will also feature a special program on the history of the suffrage movement and the 19th Amendment. The special task force was created earlier this year by commission Chair Alisha Bell and includes Commissioners Melissa Daub, Jewel Ware (D-Detroit), Martha G. Scott (D-Highland Park), Ilona Varga (D-Lincoln Park) and Diane Webb (D-Livonia).
The meeting will be held in the Wayne County Commission Chambers, located on the mezzanine level of the Guardian Building, 500 Griswold, in Detroit. It is open to the public.