Louisiana Old State Capitol unveils historic women’s suffrage marker

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- The Louisiana Old State Capitol served as Louisiana’s seat of government during the era of the fight for women’s suffrage.

This historical marker was unveiled on June 29 to commemorate the events that took place in the 1900’s. On several occasions in 1910, the legislature debated a woman suffrage amendment to the state constitution.

On June 29, 1920, women of all ages held a pageant to support the 19th Amendment on the grounds of the statehouse right before final vote when both the federal 19th Amendment and the state suffrage bill were up for a ratification vote.

The marker will be displayed near the River Road entrance.

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