Johnson City TN Suffrage Centennial Celebration

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.

In honor of Women's History Month, Stacey White Ferren and Linda Good were interviewed on the McKinney Center "Conversations that Matter" program with Michelle Treece and Skye McFarland. Click below to go directly to the YouTube video

On Sunday, December 11 at 2:00 Johnson City Suffrage Coalition met at the previous home of Mrs. Eliza Shaut White, 611 East   

Holston Avenue, to celebrate her contribution to our suffrage rights. The commemoration lasted  approximately 45 minutes

and coalition members in attendance  wore suffrage attire. Click on flyer to enlarge. 



St. Patrick's Day Parade


On Saturday, March 12th, 2022 members of the Johnson City Coalition will join our Knoxville sisters and march in the St. Patrick's Day parade to represent Johnson City's Women's Suffrage history.  The parade is scheduled to start at 1:00 p.m. in downtown Knoxville.  Participants will carry our new Tennessee suffrage cutouts of Tennessee suffragists created by Mary Ruden, suffrage banners, placards, etc.  Johnson City Coalition members will proudly carry the cutout of Eliza Shaut White, who led the local suffrage movement in East Tennessee, as we walk the parade route.



A big thank you to Tom Roberts who has completed the necessary efforts to ensure that we have a marker placed in front of the home where Eliza Shaut White lived on Holston Avenue. His work with the Pomeroy Foundation and the City is making this possible. The City will receive and erect the marker.

View the two Mayoral Proclamations  recognizing the 100th Anniversary of the Ratification of the 19th Amendment and proclaiming August 18, 2019 - August 18, 2020 the Women's Suffrage Centennial Celebration,

Click to read the Johnson City Press article about the November 1, 2020 Mural reveal ceremony.



Click here to view  an interview with Linda Good that aired on October 27, 2020 on Daytime Tri-Cities .  


Empower Women and Change the World!



Linda Good discusses the Coalition's mission to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Women's Suffrage and celebrate the women who fought for the right to vote. Aired on Daytime Tri-Cities February 6, 2020.



To view the WJHL segment on the Johnson City Suffrage Coalition's plans to honor the history of local women who participated in the suffrage movement click the following link:


Click link below to view Johnson City Press article published February 4, 2020:

Johnson City Press


Women’s Suffrage Centennial Celebration members perform a brief skit at the Johnson City Commission meeting Thursday October 3rd at City Hall.

Johnson City Press

Also visit the Library of Congress for the "19 Stories for 19 Days to the 19th Amendment" collection of stories, artwork, and links to social media. Visit at


Click here to view the Daytime Tri-Cities interview with Ellen Elmes which aired on September 15, 2020.



Our thanks to photographer Larry Smith for this photo, depicting the duo of Ellen and Don as they began

installation of the mural. The Coalition presented the mural to the community in a brief ceremony

on November 1, 2020.