West Virginia University at Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive Parkersburg WV 26104
Phone: 304-424-8203 | Fax: 304-424-8315
MEDIA ADVISORY: WVU Parkersburg to host "Tea with Susan B."
2:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Room 2536, WVU Parkersburg
Guest Speaker: West Virginia Secretary of State Betty Ireland
West Virginia Secretary of State Betty Ireland will commemorate the 85th anniversary of the Woman's Suffrage Movement with a "Tea with Susan B. (Anthony)" on Wednesday (August 24) at West Virginia University at Parkersburg. The tea is part of a statewide "Celebrate Voting" campaign. It will be held at 2:30 p.m. in Room 2536 at the college.
Ireland is traveling throughout the state to acknowledge and celebrate milestone anniversaries including the certification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920, the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990. Secretary Ireland will provide personal remarks concerning the Women's Suffrage Movement, the 19th amendment and current voting issues. Also, there will be a short theatrical presentation with monologues from Susan B. Anthony and Sojourner Truth.