Women at Sufferage parade, Oakland, photo by Ken Khttp://www.flickr.com/photos/30620986@N06/6207068488/in/set-72157627806618528/
Hundreds of revelers celebrated the
Centennial of women's suffrage in
Lakeside Park on October 2, 2011.
The event --which was sponsored by the Alameda County Historical Association and the League of Women Voters --featured speeches from a host of local politicos , followed by a parade that made a long loop from the bandstand up to Grand Avenue and then up through the McElroy Fountain which is also celebrating its centennial.
Oakland is not only the city that hosted the state's first suffragist march in 1908, it currently has a female Mayor, six female City Council members, a female City Attorney and City Auditor, and a female congressperson.
Enjoy Ken Katz's photos of the day: