Cantor lights celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment

Cantor Arts Center
The lighting of the Cantor Center Aug. 25 celebrated the 100th-year anniversary of the 19th Amendment. (Photo: Andrew Brodhead)

To commemorate this year’s 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the Cantor Arts Center was washed aglow in purple and gold, the official colors of the suffrage movement, for the night of Aug. 25.

The 19th Amendment granted millions of women the right to vote.

The special light show harked back to “Forward into Light,” which was a rallying cry for the women’s suffrage movement. Suffragists carried banners at marches and demonstrations emblazoned with the verse: “Forward out of error / Leave behind the night. / Forward through the darkness, / Forward into light!” The words evoked the movement’s goal of a brighter future through women’s votes, leaving behind the “error” and “darkness” of oppression.

See Stanford Report news stories celebrating the anniversary here and here.