Johnson City TN Suffrage Centennial Celebration

The state of Tennessee was the necessary 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment in August of 1920. It happened after several days of debate and a tie vote in the Tennessee Legislature when one senator changed his vote at the behest of his Mother. By his one vote, all

women in the U.S. were given the right to the ballot box.

 

Several women from the Johnson City area were involved in the suffrage movement from the early 1900's through their victory in 1920.

The Women's Suffrage Centennial Celebration Coalition of Johnson City is honoring their legacy. To donate please either click on the following link to access our Plumfund account, or for information on how to make a direct donation to the Coalition, email us at: donations@jctnsuffrage.org

 

 

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Links to more information on the Journey of the Suffragists.

Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence
https://npg.si.edu/exhibition/votes-for-women

Tennessee Woman Suffrage Centennial Collaborative

https://www.facebook.com/TWSCC20/

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Definition and Mission: The Centennial Celebration Coalition is an inclusive, non-partisan alliance honoring the history of the Women’s Suffrage Movement focused on the Johnson City and Tennessee stories. Our objectives are to educate our community and celebrate the winning of Women’s franchise.

Timeline of the Women’s Suffrage Movement in the U.S.
https://tnwomansuffrageheritagetrail.com/timeline/

Definition and Mission: An inclusive, non-partisan alliance honoring the history of the Women’s Suffrage Movement focused on the Tennessee and Johnson City stories. Our objectives are to educate our community and celebrate the winning of Women’s franchise.

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Frances E. W. Harper, c. 1898  Courtesy of the Library of Congress.

African American Women and the Nineteenth Amendment

https://www.nps.gov/articles/african-american-women-and-the-nineteenth-amendment.htm

 

For additional news and updates follow the Johnson City Suffrage Celebration Coalition on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, just click icon above:

 

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To learn more visit the National Women's History Alliance  or go directly to their article regarding Tennessee and the suffrage movement by clicking here.

Centennial Suffrage Celebration Coalition is excited to present the mural, “Passing the Torch,” at a brief ceremony on Saturday, October 10 at 2:30 p.m. on Ashe Street between Buffalo and Sevier Streets. The event will be live streamed. CDC and local health and safety guidelines requiring masks and social distancing will be followed. Please see the Events page for more information on this and other activities of the remaining 2020 schedule. 

 

 

Click logo above to access lessons for children (K-12) showcasing Tennessee and its role in passage of the 19th amendment.

 

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To read Tennessee Magazine article by Bill Carey "The overlooked matter of race during the suffrage debate": https://lscpagepro.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?m=16394&i=658148&p=30