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Secretary Of State Leads Women's Suffrage Celebration

Women's suffrage in Rhode Island was celebrated on Monday. Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea hosted a State House ceremony to recognize the 100th anniversary of the state's ratification of the 19th Amendment, granting American women the right to vote. Gorbea announced a related new initiative during the event called Shall Not Be Denied, a collaboration between the RI Department of State and Council for the Humanities, which will include programs and events throughout the year celebrating the historic moment.



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