100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment
August 18, 2020 marked the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment which granted American women the right to vote. Please see the resources below to read more about this historic event and the role Tennessee played in passing the 19th Amendment.
The Commission for Women in partnership with the Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature present: A virtual storybook time read by Susan Groenke, Professor of English Education and Director of the Center for Children’s and Young Adult Literature.We encourage adults to sit down with the young children in their lives (Pre-K – Grade 5) to enjoy a virtual storybook read-aloud about the importance of voting. This read-aloud encourages young readers to become advocates and activists in the voting process as it offers actionable ways for young people to get involved in politics! The read-aloud will be available until December 31, 2020 per the publisher’s agreement . Click here to view the video!
- Vols Vote!
- Ring the Bell! Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment
- Women’s Suffrage in Tennessee
- Understanding Women’s Suffrage: Tennessee’s Perfect 36
- ‘It was down to us’: Tennessee’s critical role in giving women the right to vote
- Meet some of the Tennessee suffragists who helped change history