On August 18, 1920, Tennessee became the 36th and final state necessary to ratify the 19th Amendment. After a long fought and hard won battle, states and the federal government were henceforth prohibited from denying citizens the right to vote on the basis of sex.
The Library & Music Hall is proud to commemorate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States. 2020’s centennial is a milestone in the journey begun by brave women long before 1920. Brave women whose work we carry on today for our daughters, for our granddaughters and still very much for ourselves.
The ACFL&MH, in adapting to the challenges caused by the current pandemic, is providing a series of digital content and programming to celebrate and commemorate this crucial anniversary: The Woman’s Hour.
Explore the buttons below to learn more about the women’s suffrage movement. Check back often as new content and programming will be added throughout the year.