Iowa Suffrage Memorial

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    Iowa Suffrage Memorial

    The Iowa Suffrage Memorial, located at Iowa State Capitol, is commemorating the struggles of the pioneer suffragists and their efforts to ensure the legislation of the 19th Amendment in the state, which eventually took place on July 2nd, 1919.
     
    The memorial, created by the Iowa sculptress Nellie Walker, was dedicated on May 10th, 1936, more than 10 years after it was commissioned.
     
    The bronze bas-relief depicts a parade of Goddesses like figures, holding objects that symbolize progress and enlightenment. The women in the procession represent the achievements of the suffrage movements as well as the long chain of women who worked for the enfranchisement of women throughout the years.
     

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    Address: Iowa State Capitol, 1007 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50319
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