Few statehouses feature memorials to actual historical women

The Ohio Statehouse grounds don't include a statue of a real woman from Ohio history, an occurrence the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission hopes to remedy by proposing a new memorial honoring the women who fought for the right to vote. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A proposal to erect a memorial to Ohio women who fought for voting rights would add the Statehouse to a small group of state capitols with monuments to actual female figures from U.S. history.

Members of the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission planned to propose the memorial Thursday to the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board.

Currently, all monuments to actual historical figures on the Ohio Statehouse grounds are of men, with women portrayed as mythological representations.

Connecticut's Statehouse features a statue of former Gov. Ella Grasso and Utah has a statue of Martha Hughes Cannon, the country's first female state senator.

“Forward,” an allegorical female statue, stands outside the Wisconsin State Capitol.