Definition and Mission: 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.
Events and Projects
The events and projects listed here are created and planned in order to achieve our objectives of Celebrating, Educating, and Honoring the legacy of the local and Tennessee Suffragists.
Downtown Mural Presentation
The public is invited to the presentation of the mural, “Passing the Torch,” a gift from the Coalition and community partners to the Community of Johnson City on Saturday, October 7, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. The brief program will include a segment replicating portions of the October 7, 1916 Johnson City parade supporting the passage of the 19th Amendment. Additional information is on the Mural page.
A Suffrage Exhibit opens at the Reece Museum on August 24 and is tentatively scheduled to continue throughout 2020. For more information and guidelines for visiting the Reece Museum on ETSU campus, go to https://www.etsu.edu/cas/cass/reece/
Oral History Gathering
We are gathering histories via interviews with local people—especially those who have a living memory of the early 20th Century, or a memory of family members who were impacted by women’s enfranchisement at any time. Interviews are recorded and archived. If you or someone you are familiar with should be involved in this effort, please let us know through the contact page.