Tuesday, August 18, 2020

A Hundred Years Ago

On August 18, 1920, the State of Tennessee ratified the Nineteenth Amendment, granting women the right to vote. Tennessee was the thirty-sixth state to ratify the Nineteenth Amendment and the final one needed to make it part of the Constitution.

Photo: suffragistmemorial.org
The photo above shows members of the National Woman's Party thanking legislators outside the State Capitol in Nashville. The ratification was approved in Tennessee by only one vote, and needless to say, there was great drama surrounding it--all of which is recounted here by David Dinsmore.

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