Bells that won’t stop ringing


Hannah Burlingame photos/Review

Hannah Burlingame photos/Review

On Aug. 27, 1920, women in South St. Paul were the first in the nation to vote under the 19th Amendment, which was ratified a week prior giving women the right to vote. For the fourth year in a row, First in the Nation Suffrage Celebration sponsored an event to honor those women, on Aug. 27 at Clark-Grace UCC. This year’s event, “Ringing in the Votes for Women,” featured Madeline Hansen detailing the fight that was the suffrage movement, complete with suffrage songs performed by The Justice Bells and Clark-Grace Choir. Bells were rung to celebrate the 19th Amendment, and there was an art exhibit titled “A Seat at the Table” on display, with paintings and photos on tables and chairs to represent those who still don’t have a seat at the table when it comes to voting. 

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