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The Road to Suffrage: Memphis
March 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Tennessee figured prominently in the quest for woman suffrage when a young man’s vote in the Tennessee Legislature, August 1920, changed the course of political history for Tennessee and the nation. Young Harry Burn of Athens cast the tie-breaking vote that made Tennessee the 36th and final state needed to ratify the 19th Amendment, thus giving women across the nation the right to vote.
The public is invited to a program at the Pink Palace Museum in Memphis on Saturday, March 30, as leading scholars discuss the suffrage movement in Tennessee and the important work of the women who rallied to win the support of the people and the legislature. The program is free and open to the public.
Find out more information about the event and featured speakers here.