- Associated Press - Thursday, February 14, 2019

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - The struggle for women’s, African-American, and Native-American suffrage is getting its due at the Maine governor’s residence.

A panel Thursday afternoon at the Blaine House is set to include Penobscot Indian Nation Tribal Ambassador Maulian Dana, Reverend Kenneth I. Lewis, Jr. and independent historian of women’s suffrage Anne Gass.

The panel marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the country.

Democratic Gov. Janet Mills’ inauguration included speeches by Lewis and Dana, who acts as a diplomat on behalf of the nation to local, state and federal government.

Lewis serves as senior pastor of the historic Green Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Portland.

Gass lectures on the history of women’s suffrage and wrote a book about her great-grandmother’s leadership of suffrage battles in Maine.

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