Suffrage Centennial at Lone Fir Cemetery
Suffragists Among Us
Lone Fir Cemetery
On Saturday, July 21st, Century of Action and Friends of Lone Fir Cemetery partnered for a spirited afternoon celebration of woman suffrage and headstone dedication for African American Suffragist Hattie Redmond. Attendees learned about her and the other suffragists who rest in Lone Fir through live history performance and singing. Program highlights included Metro Councilor Barbara Roberts as the keynote speaker, former State Senator Avel Gordly dedicating a grave marker for Hattie Redmond, a prominent black suffragist recently discovered at the cemetery, and actors in period dress portraying noted suffragists buried at Lone Fir. Thanks to over 200 people who joined us!
Related Articles and Resources
“Century of Action Shines Light on Black Suffragist Hattie Redmond”, The Skanner (10 May 2012)
“Black Suffragist Hattie Redmond Remembered with New Headstone”, The Skanner (23 July 2012)