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Wednesday, August 5 News

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.

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