Broome-Tioga committee recreates historic women's suffrage parade

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - Downtown Binghamton will recreate an historic parade that paved the way for women's right to vote.

Representatives from the Broome-Tioga Suffrage Anniversary Committee offered details on the restaging of the 1913 women's suffrage parade held in Downtown Binghamton.

It will be held on October 7, starting from the American Legion on Main Street processing down to Court Street.

The parade was held in conjunction with the 1913 New York State Women's Suffrage Association convention in Binghamton.

The conference was held to raise awareness and gain support.

Donna Lupardo says Broome County specifically was an early supporter of women's right to vote.

"It made a huge difference in the outcome of the 1915 election. Only five New York counties voted for women's suffrage. Broome County was one of them," said Lupardo.

The Suffrage Anniversary Committee is looking for re-enactors and volunteers to be in the parade.
On Tuesday, the Broome County Regional Farmer's Market will host a presentation on how to make a parade costume with regular clothes.

To participate in the parade, you can sign up at broomehistory.org.


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