Milford Suffrage Centennial Committee to hold kickoff event
MILFORD — This year marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, ensuring a woman’s right to vote.
The city has formed a Milford Suffrage Centennial Committee to celebrate the anniversary with events throughout the year.
The celebrations will begin with a kickoff event at 7 p.m. Jan. 28, at Milford City Hall, 110 River St., according to a release.
Secretary of State Denise Merrill will speak about suffrage in Connecticut, the release said.
Milford high school students will recreate part of a famous suffrage speech.
A choir of local residents will march and sing suffrage songs, and the legacy and impact of suffragist women of color will be presented.
All are invited.