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August 21, 2021 – Virginia received her first national honor as one of 13 women honored as a “Valiant Woman of the Vote” by the National Women’s History Alliance.

June 4, 2021 – An application to honor Virginia Minor on a postage stamp will be discussed at the next Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee Meeting. There are no guarantees this will lead to a stamp, but it is great progress for an relatively unknown woman!

March 19, 2021 – Virginia Minor is nominated for the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Winners TBD in about a year.

November 3, 2020 – Bellefontaine Cemetery encourages voters to leave their “I Voted” sticker at Virginia Minor’s grave for the first time.

October 12, 2020 Living St. Louis (Nine PBS) dedicates an episode to Virginia Minor.

August 18, 2020 – Virginia mentioned in St. Louis Post Dispatch article “Women wanted it — and got it — 100 years ago, but the right to vote didn’t come easy.” Kudos to them for saying that “Virginia’s story is one every St. Louisan should know.” It’s actually one every American should know.

August 15, 2020 – Wreath laying ceremony held at Virginia’s grave at Bellefontaine Cemetery by AAUW and the Women’s Political Caucus to mark the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment and to honor Virginia’s suffrage work.

August 6, 2020 – Minor v. Happersett highlighted in Washington Post article “This woman sought the right to vote from the Supreme Court. The nine men denied her.”

August 3, 2020 – Virginia’s fight to vote detailed in St. Louis Public Radio article on “Beyond the Ballot” Exhibit at the Missouri History Museum.

July 21, 2020 – Virginia Minor featured in National Geographic article “The Fight to Be Heard” – (Article behind a paywall)

March 2020 – Virginia is a significant part of the Missouri History Museum exhibit “Beyond the Ballot,” which will be open through June 2022.

January 1, 2020 – A National Women’s History Alliance-sponsored float in the Rose Bowl Parade carries a rose dedicated to Virginia Minor.

December 11, 2019 – Virginia is confirmed as an 2020 honoree of the National Women’s History Alliance.

September 10, 2013 – Virginia Minor is inducted in the Hall of Famous Missourians in Jefferson City.