Suffrage anniversary to be marked
MARQUETTE — A gathering will be held from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Monday outside of the post office along West Washington Street in Marquette to commemorate 100 years of the 19th Amendment, also known as the National Suffrage Amendment.
On June 10, 1919, Michigan became one of the first three states to ratify the amendment giving women the right to vote. The amendment needed approval from three-fourths of the U.S. states, which occurred on Aug. 18, 1920.
Organizers said Monday’s event is not a protest and will not feature speakers, but aims to commemorate the day and say “thank you” to those who worked to give women the right to vote generations ago.