SNAPSHOTS: Celebrating strong women

Community members in South St. Paul came together Aug. 27 to honor the women who voted for the first time on Aug. 27, 1920, following the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. Community members gathered at Luther Memorial Church to decorate and light luminaries to honor the women. Participants also learned about Minnesota’s role in the Women’s Suffrage Movement from a presentation by First in the Nation Suffrage Celebration founder Madeline Hansen. Wearing a gold “Votes for Women” sash, Hansen, right, placed a luminary during the third annual celebration to honor South St. Paul’s original 19th Amendment voters in 1920.  Photos courtesy of Robert Galvin

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