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October 19th is Purple Thursday!

  • The women’s suffrage movement utilized purple, white and gold because those were the colors of the National Women’s Party.
  • Flashing forward to July 9, 1978, nearly 100,000 advocates of equal rights for women marched in Washington, D.C., many dressed in lavender.
  • In October 1981, the NCADV observed a “Day of Unity,” and a majority of participants also chose to wear lavender or purple. 
  • In October 1987, the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was observed, and again, purple-hued clothing was widely embraced by participants.