It is a history lesson that some 5th grade students at Blackridge Elementary School won’t soon forget. They boarded a school bus and took a field trip to the Utah State Capitol to participate in a state-wide celebration of Better Days 2020. It was a celebration marking the sesquicentennial of women’s suffrage 150 years ago when Utah extended voting rights to women.
Territorial lawmakers voted unanimously in 1870 – making the beehive state only the second place in the country to allow women to vote after Wyoming.
The Blackridge students participated in a number of activities while at the State Capitol. Better Days 2020 was designed to promote, inspire and help teach young people about Utah’s incredible, trailblazing and pioneering history in the women’s suffrage movement.