To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and a significant step in the fight for women’s constitutional right to vote, buildings and landmarks across the country will light up in purple and gold on August 26, 2020 as part of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission’s nationwide Forward Into Light Campaign, named in honor of the historic suffrage slogan, “Forward through the Darkness, Forward into Light.”
On this night, Sequoia and Kings Canyon will illuminate the Sentinel Tree outside Giant Forest Museum for 2 hours, from 7:30 p.m. (sunset) to 9:30 p.m. August 26, 2020.
Located at the Giant Forest Museum
47050 Generals Hwy, Sequoia National Park, CA 93262
LOCATION: LAT/LONG: 36.564610, -118.773130
Other national parks such as Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument will illuminate a park structure, while many other parks will post special purple and gold photos on their social media channels. Find these images on social media using #ForwardIntoLight and #NPS19th.
You are invited to view the illumination and we ask that if you come you please practice social distancing and wear face coverings. Please keep in mind that this is an outdoor viewing and due to California wildfires we are experiencing unhealthy air quality.
The 19th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America states:
“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”