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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Links to more information on the Journey of the Suffragists.
Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence
Suffrage trail honors a woman's place — in Tennessee history
Tennessee Woman Suffrage Centennial Collaborative
Timeline of the Women’s Suffrage Movement in the U.S.
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.
Frances E. W. Harper, c. 1898 Courtesy of the Library of Congress.
African American Women and the Nineteenth Amendment
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Click logo above to access lessons for children (K-12) showcasing Tennessee and its role in passage of the 19th amendment.
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