The Tennessee Woman Suffrage Heritage Trail
The Tennessee Woman Suffrage Heritage Trail. Tnwomansuffrageheritagetrail.com.
Era: Post-Suffrage Era | Media: Web-based
In 1920, Tennessee became the decisive 36th state to vote in favor of granting women the right to vote.
100 years later, local women have created an online resource filled with information about the suffrage fight in Tennessee, as well as maps directing visitors wishing to visit important suffrage-related sites in the state. The website also features a timeline of the women’s suffrage effort in the state, historical context, and video of suffrage events in Tennessee.
The resource was created by Paula Casey, a publisher and speaker on women’s suffrage, and Jacque Hillman, the owner/designer of Reconfigured Art Jewelry and senior partner in The HillHelen Group LLC Publishing Co.
Casey and Hillman also advocated for the creation of a number of statues in Tennessee that honor leaders in the fight for women’s voting rights.
They explained why they created the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Heritage Trail in an Op-Ed published in The Commercial Appeal:
As the 19th Amendment’s centennial in 2020 draws closer, there will be increased interest in this nonviolent revolution. We have put together the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Heritage Trail (tnwomansuffrageheritagetrail.com) to identify those sites and people who were instrumental in the woman suffrage movement.
Check out the entire website here.