To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, an all-female team of skydivers put on a show Tuesday above Nashville.
Melanie Curtis is a co-founder of the Highlight Pro Skydiving Team, and planned a jump with her teammates that coincided with the dedication of the Woman Suffrage Monument in Nashville's Centennial Park. Curtis told WSMV she wanted to honor the "bold, brave women who stood up for the change they wanted to see in the world."
Curtis and her teammates carried flags with messages on them, including "Votes for Women," "1920-2020," and "Shall Not Be Denied." They did a similar jump last year in Seneca Falls, New York, where the first women's rights convention was held. "The history of these women absolutely inspire us," Curtis told WSMV, and she hopes the Highlight Pro Skydiving Team can "show the women coming up after us, both in the sport of skydiving and just in the world, 'Wow, if they can do it, maybe I can, too.'" Catherine Garcia
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