19th Amendment Celebration

100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote

Commemorative Event
1:00 p.m., Sunday, August 30, 2020
Indian Mound Cemetery
Romney, West Virginia

Romney Mayor Keadle opened and closed the ceremony, read the Romney Town Council’s proclamation (read it here:

), and invited those 2020 candidates in attendance to introduce themselves, briefly.

Delegate Rowan read a proclamation by the WV legislature commemorating the event. And Christina Vogt brought to light the lives of some of the suffragists.

And we paid respects to Governor John J. Cornwell, State Senator Garnett K. Kump, and Delegate J. Sloan Kuykendall – Romney natives interred in the cemetery, who played key roles in passage of the 19th Amendment.

It was a lovely day, and all were careful to stay safe in this uncertain time of COVID-19.

This project was presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations do not necessarily represent those of the West Virginia Humanities Council or the National Endowment of the Humanities.

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