The 100th anniversary of the Suffrage March of 1913 is being honored with a Commemorative Women’s March in Overlea on Belair Road, February 23, 2013 starting at 9 a.m. The suffragettes, who marched in 1913, walked from New York City to Washington D.C. in the dead of winter and actually walked along Belair Road. Overlea was the last stop before the suffragettes entered Baltimore City.
This three block commemorative march honors those women who walked in 1913 and fought for our right to vote with a constitution amendment that was finally passed in 1920.
Marchers are asked to gather at the Overlea Fullerton Community center front lawn, 7209 Belair Road starting at 8:00 a.m. Marchers are also encouraged to wear yellow shoulder to hip sashes as the marchers did in 1913.
The March will end at the Maryland Natural History Society with a short program on the outside porch by invited speakers. This location was the original Town Hall and where the 1913 suffragettes spoke to the community.
To learn more about the planned March, the original March of 1913, and to view updates and parking information as the event draws closer, visit this website often and before the event date.
Read about the original March of 1913 here on the second homepage.
Those interested in participating are encouraged to invite their own circle of women to participate – mothers and book clubs, civic organizations, family members etc.
ROAD CLOSURES AND DETOURS IN OVERLEA:
Residents and businesses can expect a temporary road closure on Belair Road from below Taylor Avenue to above East Northern Parkway/Maple Avenue at about 8:15 a.m. The march begins at 9 a.m. Belair Road will open when all of the marchers are off of Belair Road.
When Belair Road is closed, there will be no access to Belair Road from side streets in the closure area. Some side streets in Overlea may experience a temporary increase in traffic during the closure.
Overlea residents not marching are encouraged to come and line the march route, bringing American flags and yellow banners to cheer the marchers on! Currently there is no alternate bad weather date.
Many thanks to Lassahn Funeral Homes Inc, Geddes, and Carrabbas Italian Grill Overlea for generously providing support and refreshments to make this event a success.
For Parking Information – go to our EVENTS page to get information on available parking areas.