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Monday, August 26th
2 — 4 p.m.
Columbia City of Women - #SheDidDay
NW Corner of Gervais and Main : Gervais and Main, Columbia, SC 29201
Historic Columbia and WREN launched the Columbia City of Women initiative in March 2019 with the unveiling of a map that honors the legacy of 12 trailblazing women. Now, Columbia City of Women steering committee members are calling for increased visibility of the local accomplishments of women through the creation of a city-wide day of observance entitled She Did Day. August 26 is celebrated as National Women's Equality Day commemorating the 1920 certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which granted women the right to vote. The certification of the amendment was an important milestone in the women’s rights movement but did not guarantee access to the ballot for many women of color. In Columbia, the suffrage movement was initiated by City of Women honorees the Rollin Sisters, women of color who argued for suffrage 150 years ago. Learn more about their story here.
City of Women Honorees
The Rollin Sisters
Frances, Charlotte, and Katherine Rollin were among the first and most significant women suffragists in South Carolina during the Reconstruction era. Their home on Senate Street served as the setting for the “Rollin Salon,” which was known as a place of interracial gatherings focused on advancing social causes, including women’s rights.