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26, 2011

Vanessa Santana-PeƱate
vsp@miamidade.gov
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Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez celebrates Women's Equality Day and honors women's rights activist Roxcy O'Neal Bolton


Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez celebrates Women’s Equality Day and honors women's rights activist Roxcy O’Neal Bolton

Today, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez participated in the presentation of the History Miami exhibit Formidable Adversary and Persistent Advocate: The Civic Life of Roxcy O'Neal Bolton at The Women's Park, located at 10251 West Flagler Street, in Miami, in honor of Women's Equality Day. 

"We are here to celebrate Women's Equality Day and Roxcy Bolton, a Miami-Dade County resident who has been a leader in the fight to gain equal rights and treatment for women over the years," said Mayor Gimenez.  "Roxcy's contribution to our community has been invaluable, and I'm honored to recognize her today." 

The Formidable Adversary and Persistent Advocate: The Civic Life of Roxcy O'Neal Bolton exhibit is presented in partnership with the Miami-Dade Parks and Recreation Department, HistoryMiami and the Commission for Women at the Women's Park. The exhibit is a retrospective on Bolton's civic activism and contributions in the field of women's rights and is presented in honor of Women's Equality Day on August 26. 

Women's Equality Day was established by Congress in 1971 by Rep. Bella Abzug to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the Women's Suffrage Amendment, which gave U.S. women full voting rights in 1920.

Photo (from left to right):  Jack Kardys, Director, Miami-Dade County Park and Recreation Department; Roxcy O'Neal Bolton; Alina T. Hudak, Miami-Dade County Deputy Mayor/County Manager; Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.