West Virginia unveils women's suffrage commemoration events

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia has announced its initial slate of events for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

Secretary of State Mac Warner says the yearlong commemoration will start Wednesday with a reception ahead of the governor's state of the state address. Women will wear early 1900s-style clothing at the event. Other events throughout the year include a documentary showing, lecture series, a gala, a women's suffrage march at Marshall University and more.

Warner is leading a coordinating committee to plan events for the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage.

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