First Monument Honoring A Woman Coming To Kentucky Capitol

Kentucky Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman announced this week plans to unveil the first monument honoring a woman in the state Capitol.

Coleman said in honor of the United States Women’s Suffrage Centennial which is on August 18 and Women’s Equality Day on August 26th the unveiling of the Nettie Depp monument will occur next year.

She said Depp was a pioneer in education in Kentucky.

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Coleman added the impact Depp had on her community was profound and can be felt a century later.

According to Coleman, the project began in 2014 and aims to redress a historical lack of honor and understanding of American history regarding women’s work, sacrifices, and untold contributions.

The Nettie Depp monument will be placed in the West Wing of the state Capitol in Frankfort on August 21, 2021.

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