Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Our Century! Living Tennessee History of the Ratification

This year marks the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote thanks to Tennessee ratifying the 19th amendment on August 18, 1920.

To commemorate this historic moment, the Tennessee State Library and Archives partnered with TNWoman100, the Tennessee State Museum, Tennessee State Parks, and the Tennessee Historical Society to re-enact the historic vote in the House chamber. 

The re-enactment took place on August 18. If you missed this event, you can watch the re-enactment online on the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Centennial Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/tnwoman100/videos/594000564810725 

More information, including student lesson plans for teachers, is available at https://tnwoman100.com/our-century-living-tennessees-history-of-the-ratification/ 

The re-enactment was the culmination of a year-long celebration. We’re grateful to be a part of this collaborative effort to honor our state’s suffragists during this centennial commemoration.

The Tennessee State Library and Archives is a division of the Office of Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett

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